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Policy & Issue Briefs

Hans Rosling Center

If you have a topic for either an issue or policy brief you would like us to write on or you are interested in writing with CHIPS, please contact us at uwchips@uw.edu.


Policy Briefs

A policy brief builds on an issue brief by providing a summary of evidence-based best practices or policy options for a public health problem. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021)

Below are policy briefs written by CHIPS faculty or staff with the intent to guide policy.

Issue Briefs

An issue brief provides a summary of the best available evidence on a public health problem with policy implications. An issue brief is most appropriate when no policy solutions are known to exist and the issue is still in the probelm identification of the policy process. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021)

Below are issue briefs written by CHIPS faculty or staff with the intent to educate the public on public health problems with policy implications.

Student Briefs

The Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science is dedicated to supporting and training the next generation of health policy and health systems science work. Below are student written briefs intented to build the skills of these students and are not intended to inform or guide policy