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Established in 1985 by David Mechanic, Ph.D., the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research focuses and facilitates the efforts of University faculty, other investigators, staff, postdoctoral trainees and students concerned with health on several critical issues:

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  • health behaviors and risks
  • health promotion
  • financing, access and utilization of services
  • cost-effectiveness analysis
  • outcomes research
  • care for persons with HIV/AIDS
  • chronic illnesses and disability
  • health and mental health policy
  • history of health care policy, medicine and disease
  • needs and services of persons with severe mental illness
  • sociopsychological aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • health and mental health care for children and adolescents
  • pharmacotherapy, chronic disease management and outcomes
  • obesity research and intervention
  • communication among clinicians, clients and families to improve health outcomes
  • impact of regulatory reform in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in use of services
  • end of life planning
  • mental health services within the criminal justice system
  • impact of the Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization and Improvement Act
  • independent community living for persons with disabilities
  • health care for the elderly