Evidence-based policy in action

Evidence alone is not sufficient to resolve most public policy challenges. That is why the Center’s work extends far beyond the rigors of research and deep into the real-world implementation choices facing state, federal, and local leaders and decision makers.

Our evidence, collaboration, systems design and implementation, technical assistance and support for evidence dissemination solutions span the country. We are proud to share our experience and outcomes with you.

Select a success story to learn more about the work we have done.

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The Center works with Alabama Coordinated Health Networks Care Coordinators to identify and use high-quality evidence to develop care plans.

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Through a Multi-Payer Collaborative, the Center facilitated the work of  private and public health plans in Colorado to develop a framework for integrated whole-person care.

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The Center’s Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) supported The Idaho Medicaid Pharmacy Program.

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The Center has worked with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) since 2018 to improve the state Medicaid program’s processes for evaluating covered services using an evidence-based and transparent coverage decision-making process.

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has used Center expertise to draft policies based on high-quality evidence and experience. 

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Oklahoma was the first state to receive federal approval for work growing out of the Center's SMART-D program.

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In 2020, the Center collaborated with Pennsylvania to develop health reform recommendations and a savings analysis.

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The Center works with Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to improve health outcomes for Texas’ most vulnerable populations.

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In 2019, the Center’s Drug Effectiveness Review Project team worked with Washington Health Care Authority to develop risk-of-bias tools for state clinical staff to assess the quality of randomized and nonrandomized studies

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“The Center for Evidence-based Policy team helped our Accountable Communities of Health by providing timely information and assistance as we prepared to undertake major work to transform the health of Washington State.”

Senator Linda Parlette
Chief Executive Director, North Central Accountable Community of Health

Creating effective policy is hard work.

Partner with the Center and do more for the good of all.