Health Policy

The mission of the Department of Health Policy is to serve as an intellectual and practice-oriented community in the Nation’s capital dedicated to advancing innovative and effective health policy education, research and service to improve public health and health services domestically and globally.  Our Washington, DC location offers unique and exciting opportunities for policy-focused research, practice and experiential learning.  You will find our graduates working in Congressional offices and federal agencies, in advocacy and trade associations, in think tanks, in health care systems, and in local, state and global policy organizations as well.

Department News

Medicaid has provided much-needed health care to millions of low-income Americans. Yet for years the program has faced a major challenge— the considerable number of...More
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has released a series of fact sheets on “staying...More
The study finds physicians whose residencies were in higher-spending regions spent 29% more on average than their peers who had trained in lower-spending regions.More