The Institute for Health Policy Solutions (IHPS) is an independent,
not-for-profit organization whose mission is to develop transformative
solutions to health system problems. Founded in April 1992, the
nonpartisan Institute focuses on coverage strategies that cost-effectively
achieve health care access goals. The Institute addresses a variety
of health care coverage and associated cost issues, with the overarching
goal of achieving coverage by and for allSM
The IHPS California team works at the state and local levels to expand health care coverage and improve the health and well-being of families and communities by:
- Creating practical and effective policy and program solutions;
- Identifying and communicating program innovation, best practices and lessons learned;
- Facilitating viable partnerships between the public and private sectors;
- Developing and supporting local leadership and forging community linkages; and
- Providing unbiased and informed policy analysis.
Core Activities and Projects
Consistent with our mission, IHPS California conducts a range of activities, including:
- Technical assistance for development and implementation of community-focused initiatives through the Child and Family Coverage Technical Assistance Center (CFCTAC).
- Applied research across an array of child and family coverage and access topics through qualitative and quantitative techniques, including surveys, interviews and impacts assessments.
- Writing and dissemination of policy and program publications addressing topics such as program design and governance, health care financing, health systems change, health plan innovation, private sector participation and quality improvement.
- Program incubation and community capacity building through the development of leadership, infrastructure and local/regional coalitions, and by facilitating partnerships between the public and private sectors to purchase health care, promote cost-effective primary and preventive services, and create local/regional systems change.
- Convening expert forums and workshops to stimulate collaborative analysis and harness expertise to inform decision-making on innovative strategies to improve children and families' access to quality care.
These activities are supported by The David and Lucile Packard
Foundation and The California Endowment. Under a multi-year grant
from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Child
and Family Coverage Technical Assistance Center (CFCTAC)
was launched in March 2001 to catalyze and provide resources to
counties interested in developing and implementing child and family
health coverage initiatives. CFCTAC provides policy expertise and
strategic assistance to local and regional coalitions in the design
and implementation of innovative approaches to expand access to
health care for children and families.
IHPS California also participates in a multi-organization consortium
of technical assistance providers to counties and regions engaged
in Children’s Health Initiatives (CHIs). Funded by a grant
from The California Endowment’s Children’s Coverage
Program, the Technical Assistance Consortium
provides coordinated technical assistance to counties and regions,
with a focus on advancing solutions that support statewide health
coverage for all children.
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