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CHPR offers affiliated faculty our knowledge and experience in various research methods, policy analyses and research administration.

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Research spotlight

Exploring emergency-primary care team partnership to improve opioid treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded us a grant to develop and test a team-based strategy to improve treatment for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The focus will be on the long-term use of buprenorphine, a potent treatment for OUD. Led by Stephen Henry, associate professor of internal medicine, our research team will help design an intervention that supports low-income and other vulnerable patients who seek OUD care in emergency departments.

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  • February 2024

    CHPR to host inaugural Applied Research Symposium

    The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research invites you to join the inaugural Applied Research Symposium, which will be held in-person and online via Zoom on March 21, 2024. All UC Davis faculty, students and staff are encouraged to register for the symposium.

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  • February 2024

    Paper finds novel weight-loss, telewellness program makes financial sense

    A new economic analysis of a telewellness, weight loss study found that a community-based “whole health” program is a cost-effective approach to improving wellness among vulnerable populations. The analysis was published in AJPM Focus by a team from the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research.

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  • February 2024

    Advancing healthcare quality and safety: Q&A with Patrick Romano

    Patrick Romano is a healthcare quality expert who leads the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research's quality and safety research, including the AHRQ Quality Indicators program. The award supporting this work was recently renewed for three years with $1.4 million of funding. In this Q&A, Romano discusses the importance of healthcare quality and safety research and his latest work.

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  • January 2024

    CHPR looks back on 30 years of research, policy and education

    As we enter our 30th year in 2024, staff and faculty at the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research are reflecting on the Center’s accomplishments and looking forward to the future.

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  • October 2023

    Prescription drug monitoring: Updating California’s patient safety alerts

    The UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research was awarded the 2023 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program grant to develop updated patient safety alerts.

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  • September 2023

    Neck pain? The provider you see first affects tests, imaging and follow-up care

    A study led by a team from the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research found that the specialist you see first for your neck pain has a big impact on how your condition gets diagnosed and treated.

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  • August 2023

    Exploring emergency-primary care team partnership to improve opioid treatment

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research a grant to develop and test a team-based strategy to improve treatment for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The $1 million grant will help design an intervention that supports low-income and other vulnerable patients who seek OUD care in emergency departments.

    Read the story
  • August 2023

    Pilot program turns ‘whole health’ research into practice

    A 15-week pilot program, based on an innovative “whole health” approach to wellbeing and weight loss, was recently concluded. The program was led by Folsom Clinic staff and a team from the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research.

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  • July 2023

    UC experts help California policymakers understand near-roadway air pollution

    Staff from the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research are helping California policymakers understand near-roadway indoor air pollution. They are part of an initiative to leverage expertise across the University of California to support evidence-based policymaking.

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  • July 2023

    UC Davis Health is advancing tobacco treatment for Medi-Cal members

    The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research received a CA Quits grant and a TRDRP research award that would help support initiatives and resources for people to stop smoking.

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