Since our inception in 1994, the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) has conducted interdisciplinary and collaborative research and research synthesis to improve health outcomes and services, educated the next generation of health services researchers, and assist policymakers in formulating effective health policies.

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We are the only UC Davis-wide resource that supports interdisciplinary, innovative research on healthcare outcomes, access, quality and costs, and educates trainees in research methods on comparative effectiveness, healthcare costs, quality of care, and patient-centered outcomes. Our goal is to provide rigorous evidence, via our research findings and syntheses, which can be used to improve health outcomes and health policies—in California, across the US, and throughout the world. 


The CHPR Seminar Series welcomed Dr. Danica "Loralyn" Taylor, lecturer in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis Health and an adjunct professor at Sacramento State, for her presentation "Effects of Cannabis Legalization on the Perinatal Use Rates of Cannabis, Tobacco and Alcohol" on May 11, 2022.


The CHPR Seminar Series welcomed Dr. Brittany Chatterton, QSCERT-PC fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine at UC Davis Health, for her presentation "Alcohol Screening Among U.S. Primary Care Physicians" on May 4, 2022.

Partnering for the public good

A photo of the skyline, a bridge and a river in Sacramento.Philanthropic support is vital to advancing CHPR’s leadership in informing effective, evidence-based healthcare policies. We invite partnership with those who share our vision to improve healthcare quality, access and outcomes for all people.

Your gift will help support CHPR in tackling urgent healthcare challenges and conducting solution-driven research used to inform public health policies.

You can support this important work by making a gift to CHPR.