Without evidence-based policy, potentially transformative healthcare solutions remain out of reach for too many. Tackling urgent health challenges begins with solution-driven research to inform public policy and personal decision-making. For more than 25 years, the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) has been a leader in conducting interdisciplinary, collaborative research focused on improving healthcare outcomes and services, while assisting legislators and other decision-makers in formulating sound health policies.

From supporting smoking cessation programs and standardizing prescription drug costs, to expanding access to women’s health resources, improving community design to support healthy aging, and providing integrated care for Sacramentans experiencing chronic homelessness, CHPR plays a critical role in facilitating and conducting medical research that enriches quality of life, addresses disparities, and informs effective, equitable health policy.

Future Move to Aggie Square

As CHPR prepares to move its headquarters to Aggie Square—the vibrant innovation ecosystem UC Davis is creating in the heart of Sacramento—now is a pivotal time to deepen the Center’s impact and reach in our communities.

Having the space and resources to drive innovation and collaboration is key to amplifying CHPR’s vital impact. With philanthropic support, CHPR will be poised for even greater impact in its new home at Aggie Square—in close proximity to legislative partners, and co-located with university, community and industry partners in the region’s innovation epicenter.

Supporting evidence-based health policy is a collaborative, multidisciplinary enterprise. At the interface of science, communication and public engagement, CHPR researchers are working from every angle to pursue a bold vision of health equity—providing the knowledge, data and tools to inform sound public policies and empower individuals to make better health decisions, while training the next generation to carry this work forward.

Embedded in California’s policy landscape, and situated within UC Davis Health’s uniquely comprehensive research and clinical ecosystem, CHPR is exceptionally well positioned to drive informed solutions that foster healthier, more resilient communities and ensure everyone has the resources they need.

A physical environment that accelerates collaboration, community engagement and connectivity is critical to sustaining and building on this work.