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From Labs to Legislation: A New Center’s Role

Turning complex and groundbreaking medical research into information that policymakers can use is no easy task. Yet, that is exactly what the Center for Health Innovation & Policy Science (CHIPS) does.   read more...

CHIPS: New Center Focuses on Health Policy, Innovation

"From changes in school start times to interventions limiting sugary drinks, a new center in the School of Public Health is examining how policies shape our health on a range of issues."   read more...

Policy Brief March 2019 - The Doula Option

"Doula-supported individuals are less likely to: have cesarean birth, have a low birthweight infant, and give birth to a newborn with a low APGAR score..."   read more...

photo: CHIPS Hosts Inaugural Health Policy Symposium

CHIPS Hosts Inaugural Health Policy Symposium

Thank you to everyone who attended the Inaugural Health Policy Symposium in Kane Hall, hosted by the Center for Health Innovation & Policy Science (CHIPS) at the University of Washington Department of Health Services. We were delighted to see so many of our State legislators, community partners, students, and faculty among the more than 200 attendees.   read more...

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...

Issue Brief June 2017 - Effects of State Non-Group Health . . .

"People with HDHPs are significantly more likely to report experiencing health care-related financial burden than people in traditional insurance plans."   read more...

Issue Brief June 2017 - High-Deductible Health Plans

"HDHPs may result in poorer health outcomes for consumers of low socioeconomic status."   read more...


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