Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Health Care Research and Policy is to:
  1. improve the health of the public by conducting research that examines access to health care, increases the quality of health care services, and informs health policy and practice; and
  2. lead educational programs that promote these goals.

Disentangling Multiple Sclerosis and Depression for Better Care

By | June 17, 2014

Due to the overlap of symptoms in clinical depression and multiple sclerosis, clinicians and researchers can be misled when caring for patients with MS who report fatigue and functional or cognitive impairment. Seeking to disentangle these complex relationships to improve care, Center faculty Douglas Gunzler, PhD, Adam Perzynski, PhD, Steven Lewis, MS, MBA, along with Read More

Engaging Patients in Care Improves Blood Sugar Control in Patients with Diabetes

By | June 16, 2014

Center member Shari Bolen, MD, MPH and colleagues recently performed a systematic review of over 100 studies of √ípatient activation√ď strategies for adults with diabetes, and found that these programs improve blood sugar control almost as much as taking a diabetes medication. The study team also found improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight. Interventions Read More