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Office of Health Policy Resources and Recent Publications

The Office of Health Policy is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is designed to help inform policy that improves the health of America’s children, families, individuals, and communities.

The Office of Health Policy conducts policy research on health care financing, health care access and coverage, public health, and health care quality and outcomes.  They work on programs and issues across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, the Exchanges, HRSA safety net programs, and the Indian Health Service.

By clicking on this link, one can find summaries and links to various reports the office has recently published on a range of topics including prescription drug spending, Hepatitis C screening in the Indian Health Service, premium and plan choice in the Exchanges facilitated by, social determinants of health, and accomplishments achieved from a portion of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research funding that ASPE manages on behalf of the Office of the Secretary.  The office undertakes research on a wide variety of topics, in addition to these.

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Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Technical Symposium


When: Thursday November 29, 2-5PM

Where: 5175 COMRB 909 S. Wolcott Ave

Join CACHET’s Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Focus Group for a Technical Symposium featuring speakers from UChicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Illinois Institute of Technology.  All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Amanda ( if you plan to attend.


Monica Peek, MD, MPH (UChicago)
“Leveraging the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research for Environmental Health Research”

Honggang Ye, PhD (UChicago)

“Resources in the Chicagoland Diabetes Research and Training Center to Support Environmental Health Research”

Jonathan Ozik, PhD (Argonne National Laboratory)

“Employing Simulated Populations to Study Environmental Health”

Gokhan Dalgin, PhD (UChicago)

“Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for the Study of Environmental Health”

Abhinav Bhushan, PhD (IIT)

“Metabolic tissue-chips: Techniques to Study Environmental Toxicology and Metabolic Diseases”


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Dr. Elbert Huang, Guest Speaker on UChicago Medicine Community Health Focus Hour

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On November 3rd, CDRP Director Elbert Huang, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., was a guest speaker on the UChicago Medicine Community Health Focus Hour on WVON 1690AM, along with fellow CDRP investigator Doriane Miller, M.D., and Sheila Harmon, MSN. A discussion was held on how patients can utilize medical and community resources to improve their health.

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