Our nation's healthcare system is undergoing significant changes at the state and national level. How can we understand the impact of this transformation?
Will recent reforms to our healthcare system make us healthier? Will they move us toward a more economically stable and equitable model for delivering and paying for healthcare? Healthcare reform marks an unprecedented opportunity for health services researchers to both evaluate and inform health policy.
The IHPI is uniquely positioned to convene teams of investigators in medicine, social science, economics, business, policy and law to generate a timely and accurate picture of the changing healthcare landscape, helping all of us see what’s working and what isn’t.
To measure the impact of healthcare reform on the public, IHPI is both fielding novel new studies and leveraging existing University research platforms, including such nationally cited tools as the U-M Index of Consumer Sentiment and the U-M National Poll on Children’s Health and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) required evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan through a contract with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Healthcare reform is already changing the public sphere in positive ways. Learn more about what's working in the state of Michigan through the links to the right.