Center for Health Policy

Focus Areas

It is well known that expanding health insurance coverage or cutting prices and services will not be enough to achieve a value-driven health care system that improves health and lowers costs. The center's projects focus on developing data-driven, practical solutions, and promote broad access to high-quality, affordable care. 
These projects and activities align closely with the center's four key focus areas described below. We support:

  • Finance and payment reforms that promote the adoption of value-based payment models, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical homes, bundled payments and Medicare physician payment reform. 
  • Delivery system reforms that encourage widespread adoption of practical, evidence-based clinical innovations and care delivery strategies that improve population health and reduce health care costs.
  • Accountable care delivery throughout the U.S. and abroad that supports improvements in population health and patient experience, and leads to cost reductions and savings for health care providers, payers and patients. 
  • Biomedical innovation that supports development and improvements in biologics, medical devices, post-marketing surveillance and current regulatory requirements.
  • Public health strategies and policies that seek to prevent chronic disease and illness, address social determinants of health, and improve overall health of communities and populations.