Policy & Issue Briefs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Series on Barriers to Health Care Access in Washington State
- Health Insurance Cost Sharing (September 2021)
- Overcoming Barriers to Access Health Care (August 2021)
- Expand VA Healthcare for Veterans and Their Families (August 2019)
- Saving Rural Hospitals (November 2019)
- Medicaid Work Requirements (October 2019)
- The Doula Option (March 2019)
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.
- Premiums and Cost-Sharing for Low-Income Adults (July 2017)
- Value-Based Insurance Design (July 2017)
- Effects of State Non-Group Health Insurance Market Reforms on Market Stability and Effectiveness (June 2017)
- High-Deductible Health Plans (June 2017)
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