The Science of Good Policy

Helping states address health policy challenges with evidence and collaboration.

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Enabling Change That Improves the Lives of Millions

The Center’s collaborative approach helps maximize resources and produce better health outcomes for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in the states we serve. We work with policymakers to facilitate complex decision making that directly impacts:

  • Health care
  • Behavioral health
  • Child well-being
  • Education
  • Corrections

“The Center staff provide a level of expertise simply not available anywhere else. Having access to the Center’s resources results in work that is highly personalized for our needs.”

Michelle Miller
Chief Nursing Officer/Deputy Director, Office of Cost Control & Quality
Improvement, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

“The Center finds the ‘sweet spot’ by producing high quality work that is timely while remaining methodologically rigorous for our needs.”

Ellie Garret
JD Health Services Policy Analyst,
Minnesota Department of Human Services

“The collaborative is efficient, excellently run, and provides a much-needed service.”

Herman Kranc
Manager of Integrated Care,
Connecticut Department of Social Services

“Format and preparedness for meetings was great as was timing of meetings. Moved along very well. Thank you!”

Sophie Miller
Washington Health Care Authority

“I appreciate so much all that you do to help us get the information needed in making some tough decisions and ensuring these decisions are based on evidence based information and criteria.”

Melinda Rowe
Assistant Medical Director,
Alabama Medicaid

“Thank you for putting together such a valuable opportunity to share information and to collaborate with new partners. There are few opportunities like this, where Medicaid leaders can gather to share challenges and accomplishments, in a neutral space.”

Brenda Kastens
Health Services Administrator,
Nebraska Medicaid

“This event provided a more intimate environment for like-minded professionals to share their experiences, policies, and ideas, with additional opportunities to engage with presenters of new research and opportunities in our field.”

Brenda Kastens
Health Services Administrator,
Nebraska Medicaid

A Neutral, Nonpartisan Approach

The Center brings critical objectivity to our work, backed by a transparent and open process. We support partners as they address the depth, scope and complexity of modern policymaking by providing:

Real-world, Evidence-based Policies Focused Squarely on Outcomes and Effectiveness

That’s what the Center helps policymakers create every day.