Welcome to the Center for Health Policy


The Center for Health Policy (CHP), created in 2006, is housed at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. The mission of the CHP is to conduct research on critical health-related issues and translate data into evidence-based policy recommendations to improve community health. The CHP faculty and staff collaborate with state and local government, as well as public and private health care organizations in health policy and program development to conduct high quality program evaluation and applied research on critical health policy-related issues. CHP serves as a bridge between academic health researchers and state and local government as well as health care organizations and community leaders.

Current Projects


Ebola: Over There...Now Over Here

Expert panelists recently discussed the many ethical, legal, logistical, and clinical challenges of Ebola for first responders, clinicians, politicians, and researchers. Each of the panelist discussions and the following Q&A may be viewed here. Further information on the legal and ethical considerations for Indiana is available here


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IPLA Inspect Summary Report

Dear Health Care Professional:   Last fall, the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Center for Health Policy, in collaboration with the Indiana Professional Licensing... More

Health Impact Assessments

Have you heard the term health impact assessment? Cynthia Stone, DrPH, RN, Clinical Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management Concentration Director for the IU Fairbanks School of Public... More

Quality of Care as a Driver of Hospital Consolidation: A Look at Indiana Hospitals

Quality of care will be an important driver for hospital consolidations in the near future. One important aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the establishment of direct financial consequences... More

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