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.

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. 


Dr. Brittany Chatterton "The Hospital Discharge Summary: Primary Care Physicians’ Perspectives" on June 2, 2021.


The CHPR Seminar Series welcomed Dr. Ellen Peters for her presentation on "Taking Charge with Numeric Ability and Confidence" on May 19, 2021.

Partnering for the public good

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.