UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Meet the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Welcome to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) virtual booth.
UCLA CHPR is one of the nation’s leading health policy research centers and the premier source of health policy information for California. We are committed to improving the public’s health through high-quality, objective, and evidence-based research and data that informs effective policymaking. We believe data should be democratized and put into the hands of the public in ways that inform, educate, and result in grassroots-driven policy change. Ultimately, we aim to develop crucial evidence to support the elimination of persistent disparities in health and health coverage.
A few key programs include:
The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the nation’s largest state health survey, interviews more than 20,000 Californians each year on a wide range of health topics — from chronic conditions to health care access to mental health and much more — providing a detailed picture of the health and health care needs of California’s large and diverse population. CHIS offers free data files, as well as quick, customized health statistics via its easy-to-use tools, AskCHIS and AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition (NE), putting data right into the hands of people who need it.
The Health Economics & Evaluation Research (HEER) Program examines the economic impacts of health care policies and programs. From local public health interventions, to statewide efforts to improve Medi-Cal, to national debates on health care financing, HEER staff provide analysis, conduct evaluations, and offer expertise to policymakers and others concerned with health care costs.
The Health Disparities Program examines the unique health concerns of populations challenged by inequities in health and health care quality along racial, ethnic, age, or socioeconomic lines. In particular, the program is noted for its expertise on older adults (California Elder Index), immigrants (RIGHTS), women, and American Indian and Alaska Native populations, among others.
Additional programs include the Chronic Disease Program, which includes asthma, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, the Health DATA Program, and the Health Insurance Program.
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