The Community Health and Innovative Policy (CHIP) Lab is committed to advancing community health and policy research to address existing health inequities. The CHIP Lab team engages in applied public health and health services research to promote equitable and community-oriented policy solutions. Our primary aims are:
- to examine the health policy environment and policymaking process (including policy adoption and implementation),
- to evaluate the impact of public health and health care policies on individual- and population-level health behaviors and outcomes,
- to conduct process, impact, and outcome evaluations on health promotion programs and policies, and
- to increase the translation of research findings into practice.
Prior projects have used a wide range of methods including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches and have involved primary and secondary data analysis.