Institute for
Health Policy

College of Human Medicine

Health Policy

The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) is actively engaged in providing information and analysis on key areas of health policy to stakeholders and decision-makers. The Institute is interested in development of health policy at the national, state, and local level with a special focus on the interaction of health policy and the provision of health care services in Michigan.

The work of IHP goes beyond research and analysis to also encompass educational and outreach efforts. IHP strives to bring balance to the arena of policy development by organizing seminars, forums, and poster sessions where interested parties can learn more about topics of interest in an environment that fosters open discussion.

Policy areas of interest include:

  • Access to Care
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Cost Containment
  • Disease Management
  • Elder Abuse
  • Health Care Disparities
  • Health Care Financing
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Personnel
  • Health Promotion
  • Local Public Health
  • Long-Term Care
  • Managed Care
  • Medicaid
  • Preventative Services
  • Quality Improvement
  • State Appropriations for Health Expenditures
  • Third-Party Reimbursement

Michigan Health Policy Forum

The Institute for Health Policy is the host for the Michigan Health Policy Forum. Michigan State University, with the guidance and financial support from health policy advocates from the private sector and state government, convenes national and state-level experts to discuss major health policy issues.

Medicaid Enhanced Reimbursement (MER)

The MER program is designed to utilize the faculty of Michigan State University and other medical schools to assure that Medicaid recipients have access to health care service. The program is based on a partnership between Michigan State University, the health maintenance organizations that serve Medicaid patients and the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Questions Contact: Dennis Paradis, MPH