Welcome to the Center for Health Policy


The Center for Health Policy (CHP), created in 2006, is housed at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. The mission of the CHP is to conduct research on critical health-related issues and translate data into evidence-based policy recommendations to improve community health. The CHP faculty and staff collaborate with state and local government, as well as public and private health care organizations in health policy and program development to conduct high quality program evaluation and applied research on critical health policy-related issues. CHP serves as a bridge between academic health researchers and state and local government as well as health care organizations and community leaders.

Current Projects


Indiana Syringe Exchange Program

On May 5, 2015, Governor Michael Pence signed into law Senate Bill 461 (Public Law 208), which set for conditions under which a local syringe exchange program (SEP) may be created in Indiana. Alyssa Servies, Melissa Reynolds, and Ross Silverman examine how other states have implemented such programs, discuss the implications of implementation,  and make recommendations for policy makers. While it is important to continue efforts to reduce intravenous drug use in our communities, SEPs coupled with wrap-around social services and widespread community support offer the opportunity to intercede on behalf of some of the state's most vulnerable populations and reduce the chance for the costly spread of harmful diseases through the state. Click here to read the entire issue brief.


Latest News

Ebola: Over There...Now Over Here

Expert panelists recently discussed the many ethical, legal, logistical, and clinical challenges of Ebola for first responders, clinicians, politicians, and researchers. Each of the panelist... More

IPLA Inspect Summary Report

Dear Health Care Professional:   Last fall, the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Center for Health Policy, in collaboration with the Indiana Professional Licensing... More

Health Impact Assessments

Have you heard the term health impact assessment? Cynthia Stone, DrPH, RN, Clinical Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management Concentration Director for the IU Fairbanks School of Public... More

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