Evidence-Based Health Policy Project
The UW School of Medicine & Public Health's Population Health Institute and the La Follette School of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Wisconsin Legislative Council, have joined together under the UWSMPH's stated intent to accelerate the public health transformational processes and expedite programmatic development across sectors. Read more at http://uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu/programs/health-policy/ebhpp.
Cost, Coverage, & Access
The UW Population Health Institute is evaluating Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus health insurance program and reforms, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. BadgerCare Plus is Wisconsin's Medicaid and SCHIP programs, providing health insurance for most Wisconsin children and many low and middle income families. Read more at http://uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu/programs/health-policy/cost-coverage-access.
Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
- To determine
- the potential effects of a proposed policy, plan, program, or project on the health of a population;
- the distribution of the effects within the population.
- Provide recommendations on monitoring and managing those effects.
- a systematic process;
- using an array of data sources and analytic methods;
- promoting and fully considering input from the broad range of stakeholders.
Wisconsin eHealth Initiative
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services contracted with the UW Population Health Institute Health Policy Unit to support the work of the former eHealth Care Quality and Patient Safety Board, which has now become the WIRED for Health Board.
Health System Performance
The Health Policy Unit conducts consultancies and research projects in collaboration with partners in the public and private sector, focusing on quality, cost, and value in health care. Read more at http://uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu/programs/health-policy/health-system-performace.htm.