The Division of Health Policy & Management is home to several national research centers. It’s no coincidence that major public and private funders frequently select us to lead critical research, training, and policy development projects.

Our Research Centers

The Center on Aging
Fosters basic and applied gerontological research.

State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
A multidisciplinary health policy research center with a focus on sound data to inform state policies. Staff members represent a broad range of expertise, ranging from economics, statistics and evaluation to sociology and journalism.

Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC)
Helps the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) increase the number of new researchers skilled in accessing and using CMS data for studies that improve the Medicare and Medicaid programs and add value to current CMS activities. ResDAC provides free assistance to researchers interested in using Medicare and/or Medicaid data for their research.

The Rural Health Research Center
Conducts research and disseminates information that helps policymakers better address the unique health care needs of rural America. Primary areas of research: health care quality, payment reform, and technology use in rural areas.

The Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center
A collaborative venture between the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Veterans Administration (VA) Health Care System, is funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct systematic literature reviews on health-related topics as a basis for guiding policy and practice. It also undertakes methodological projects.

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