New name, new look, continued commitment to the well-being of vulnerable populations

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A new name, a new website—these are the culmination of hours of internal discussion about who we are as an organization and the values we bring to our work. A lot has changed since our organization was founded in 1992 as the Medicaid Working Group and later the Health & Disability Working Group. Our focus has evolved to include health policy beyond Medicaid programs, and medical and social advances have radically changed what it means to live with a disability. The Boston University School of Public Health, where we are housed, has also evolved to become one of the top ten schools of public health in the U.S.

What remains at the heart of the Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice (our new name) is a focus on building on policies and practices that improve the well-being of those who are often overlooked in the health care discussion–children and adults with special health care needs, people living with HIV and other chronic diseases, or those facing issues of substance use, mental health, and homelessness. We foster partnerships with these communities in all our work.

We have worked hard to make it easy for you to find what you came to our website for. We welcome your comments and feedback–your ideas help us provide meaningful policy research and support for social change. Contact us.