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Office of Health Policy (HP)

The Office of Health Policy (HP) provides a cross-cutting policy perspective that bridges Departmental programs, public and private sector activities, and the research community, in order to develop, analyze, coordinate and provide leadership on health policy issues for the Secretary. HP carries out this mission by conducting policy, economic and budget analyses, assisting in the development and review of regulations, assisting in the development and formulation of budgets and legislation, assisting in survey design efforts, as well as conducting and coordinating research, evaluation, and information dissemination on issues relating to health policy.

HP is organized in four divisions that align with major Department programs :

Division of Health Care Financing Policy (HFP)
Division of Public Health Services (PHS)
Division of Health Care Access and Coverage (HAC)
Division of Health Care Quality and Outcomes (HQO)

Health Policy Research:

  • Reports to Congress
  • Affordable Care Act Research & Issue Briefs
  • HP Authored or Sponsored Work Published in Journals

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Social Determinants of Health Data Sharing at the Community Level

March 30, 2021
This report represents a landscape review of community-level efforts to address SDOH, followed by interviews with participants in three community-level initiatives that have built networks to coordinate clinical and social services.
ASPE Issue Brief

Access to Marketplace Plans with Low Premiums on the Federal Platform

March 28, 2021
Many uninsured individuals can access zero-premium or low-premium health plans after application of premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.

Improving the Design, Targeting, and Effectiveness of Training and Technical Assistance: A Learning Agenda

January 18, 2021
This learning agenda identifies research activities that can inform the design, targeting, and effectiveness of training and technical assistance (TA) approaches.

Facilitating Local Cross-Sector Collaboration: Strategies for Intermediaries

January 18, 2021
Based on interviews with stakeholders from six different federal or philanthropic initiatives aimed at enhancing local cross-sector collaboration, this brief identifies a menu of six strategies - such as providing training and technical assistance or convening stakeholders - available to intermediary organizations to help facilitate local cross-sector collaboration.

How to Assess and Address Technical Assistance Needs: Insights from the Literature and Practice

January 18, 2021
This brief uses a literature review and interviews with TA providers and recipients to explore strategies for assessing recipients' needs for training and technical assistance (TA). It explores specific needs assessment strategies, such as structured needs assessment tools or hearing from recipients or program participants.
Report

Availability of Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Areas of High Foster Care Increases

April 26, 2020
Parental opioid use disorder (OUD) is a risk factor for the maltreatment of children and placement into foster care. Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is an evidence-based treatment for OUD using medications such as methadone and buprenorphine. OAT can help parents enter recovery and reduce the risk of maltreatment, and potentially improve child welfare outcomes.

Leveraging ACF Administrative Data for Evidence and Research

April 23, 2020
This brief analyzes information on administrative data resources collected by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). It explores how the data can be leveraged to improve evidence and research on ACF programs and beneficiaries. Key highlights include:
Report to Congress

Report to Congress: Prescription Drugs: Innovation, Spending, and Patient Access

September 25, 2019
This Report responded to a request from the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
Report to Congress

Report to Congress: Prescription Drug Pricing Report

September 25, 2019
The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been directed to submit a drug pricing report containing information requested by the House Committee on Appropriations.

Impact of Participation in Technology-Enabled Collaborative Learning and Capacity Building (ECHO) Models on Provider Retention

September 22, 2019
This analysis, which used data on participation in Project ECHO provided by New Mexico’s ECHO Institute, explored two retention-related hypotheses: Participation in an ECHO intervention results in increased provider retention at the individual practitioner level; and