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Institute for Health and Social Policy

Policy Support

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Policy support for decision makers at every level

Advancing public policies that improve the health, quality of life and wellbeing of people and communities is central to the mission of the Institute for Health and Social Policy. We are here to serve and support policy- and decision makers who wish to support evidence-based policy change.

Across disciplines, Institute researchers are proficient at translating research findings into practical policy guidance, bridging the gap between research and practice. And every day, members of our core faculty collaborate with policy professionals to discover and optimize the influence of diverse policy decisions on health. Here are just a few examples of how the Institute is unique in its dedication to driving direct health benefits via positive policy change:

We value and welcome the involvement of people who are out doing the real-world work in all stages of our research and activities. We are policy people—we want to change public policy for the better.

—Beth McGinty, PhD, Associate Professor

Connecting good research to good policy

From translating research findings into practical policy improvements to providing consulting services, expert testimony and other technical assistance, the Institute’s core faculty are here to advise and collaborate with policy- and decision makers at the local, state and national level on topics that include:

Connecting to the policy community

The Institute also holds the Bloomberg School’s institutional membership to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). APPAM is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education. Institute director Keshia M. Pollack Porter is a member of APPAM’s Policy Council.

For general inquiries about working with the Institute, contact:

Nicole Moseley, Senior Administrative Coordinator