News and Reports

As the world changes, the Center for Evidence-based Policy is proud to help policymakers address new challenges and realize opportunities to improve health outcomes. Search our database for timely news, research reports, and other resources for the policymaking community.

Role of Clinicians in Medicaid Agencies: Policy Brief

The 2023 Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED) policy brief, Role of Clinicians Within Medicaid Agencies, uses interviews with clinical staff from 6 state Medicaid agencies and other experts in Medicaid operations to provide insight into how states use their clinical staff. The brief examines different clinical leadership roles and disciplines, the range of responsibilities and […]

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Early Career Achievement Award – Moira Ray

Moira Ray, M.D. was recently honored with an OHSU School of Medicine 2024 Alumni Award! Throughout her career, Moira Ray has pursued two passions: direct patient care and public health.  “I’ve always liked thinking about the needs of the public versus the needs of the individual,” Ray says. “I’m a physician working in a patient-centered […]

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2023 Annual Report

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Deep-seated racial and ethnic disparities in health care access, quality, and outcomes persist across all U.S. states

A new report from the Commonwealth Fund, Advancing Racial Equity in U.S. Health Care: The Commonwealth Fund 2024 State Health Disparities Report, evaluates states on 25 measures of health care access, quality, service use, and health outcomes for Black, white, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations. The report is part of the foundation’s ongoing series examining state health system performance, with data collection and analytic support from Center for Evidence-based Policy.

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Expanded Monitoring of Atypical Antipsychotics

This policy brief explains current federal efforts to expand monitoring of atypical antipsychotics and discusses potential tracking and reporting practices state Medicaid agencies may consider.  In 2022, the Federal government announced several reforms aimed at improving the safety and quality of nursing home care. One particular focus has been to ensure appropriate mental health diagnoses […]

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Missouri Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity for Project Hep Cure

On June 22, 2023, Missouri’s Department of Social Services, Department of Health & Senior Services, and Department of Corrections were awarded the Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity (GAQP) for their Project Hep Cure initiative. The Center’s SMART-D team worked with the Project Hep Cure staff in 2020 and 2021 to support the state’s planning […]

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Evidence-based Innovation Award

The Center for Evidence-based Policy is pleased to announce the first-ever Evidence-based Innovation Award!  This Award recognizes a team or state official for using evidence to innovate and achieve improvements for their state’s populations.  This will be an annual Award focused on state policy and awarded to a state official or state team. Please submit […]

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Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative

From 2012 through 2021, the Center facilitated and supported the work of the Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative to advance primary care transformation.  The Collaborative brought together health care payers in response to the original federal Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, and continued its commitment to transformation through its participation in CPC+ and Colorado’s State Innovation Model […]

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2022 Annual Report

The Center is pleased to present its Annual Report for 2022. Click here to check it out!

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