Welcome to the Center for Health Policy


The Center for Health Policy, created in 2006, is housed at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Public 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


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 Health at IUPUI, and Faculty Research Associate with the Center for Health Policy is featured in a Guest Blog with The Polis Center. Read how healthy communities start with health impact assessments here.


Latest News

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

Indiana Primary Health Care

Over the past few years access to health care services has been in the forefront of health care discussions. Driving these discussions are rising chronic disease rates, skyrocketing health care... More

Prescription drug abuse rising in Indiana

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