Health Policy

Health policy plays an important role in our mission of improving the lives of people with diabetes through research. We think of policy broadly, in terms of formal governmental structures and processes, as well as the activities of the private sector that influence how health care is accessed and delivered. Several CCDTR projects aim to inform health care policy:

Do Performance Incentives Improve Healthcare Quality for Vulnerable Populations?

We are evaluating the impact of a P4P program aimed at improving diabetes care quality within our nation’s largest federally qualified health center, ACCESS Community Health Network. Learn more

Does Patient Heterogeneity Contribute to Health Disparities?

The purpose of this study is to evaluate differences found between more and less vulnerable populations related to medical decisions and treatment preferences. Learn more

The Health Center Value Study: Bureau of Primary Health Care Program Cost Analyses

The purpose of this study is to assess the value of care provided at community health centers by analyzing differences in cost, utilization, and quality of care among health center and non-health center patients. Learn more

Your Voice! Your Health! A study of how to engage and empower LGBTQ people of color within healthcare settings

Led by Dr. Marshall Chin, along with an extensive team of expert investigators in the field of shared decision making (SDM), this study aims to reduce healthcare disparities in the LGBTQ community, including racial and ethnic minority groups and health conditions specific to this unique population. Learn more

Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project

The evaluation of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative aims to make important practical contributions towards elucidating and measuring the PCMH, and answering key questions on attainment of the PCMH, outcomes, efficiency, and implementation. Learn more