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Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science

The Center for Health Innovation & Policy Science (CHIPS) is an interdisciplinary research center that works to improve health across communities and the lifespan through innovation, evaluation, and training in health policy and health systems science.

Housed in the Department of Health Services, CHIPS brings together researchers from all departments in the School of Public Health as well as the broader University of Washington community.


CHIPS' 1st Annual Health Policy Writing Contest

Do you have policy writing chops? Submit a policy brief at the beginning of Spring Quarter for cash prizes of up to $1,000 and some serious bragging rights!   read more...

Issue Brief July 2017 - Premiums and Cost-Sharing for Low-Income . . .

"In Kentucky, increasing premiums from $0 to $20 for enrollees increased the probability of ending enrollment by more than eight percentage points in the first three months."   read more...

Issue Brief July 2017 - Value-Based Insurance Design

"Interest in value-based insurance design (VBID) . . . is high, because of its potential to improve health care quality and health outcomes without increasing costs."   read more...