Center for Evidence-based Policy

The Center is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.  We work with federal, state and local policymakers in more than 20 states to use high-quality evidence to guide decisions, maximize resources and improve outcomes.

 derp_crop Drug Effectiveness Review Program (DERP)
An independent, collaborative  providing policymakers with the evidence they need to make informed decisions on prescription drugs.
MED  Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED)
A collaboration of state Medicaid agencies and their partners evaluating the effectiveness, safety, and policy implications of health services and technologies.
Stakeholder Engagement  Stakeholder Engagement
The Center designs and implements stakeholder engagement processes to inform public policy development and decisions.
 otherprojects Policy Design
The Center works with government officials to develop policy that incorporates evidence and makes effective use of scarce resources.
Project TEAM


Project TEAM is dedicated to helping tribes and local governments create, implement and manage joint jurisdiction collaborations. Our goals are to improve justice outcomes while building positive community relationships.


Center's Toolkit for Improving Maternal & Neonatal Outcomes Posted

The Washington State Health Care Authority recently posted the Center's toolkit for reducing cesarean deliveries on its website.   This toolkit was prepared by the Center in collaboration with the Washington State Health Care Authority and the Washington State Optimizing Birth Outcomes Workgroup.  It aims to improve maternal and child outcomes by decreasing non-medically indicated C-sections and inductions.


Center's State Partners Highlighted in RWJ Policy Brief

An issue brief  recently published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation prominently featured the work of three states associated with the Center, including its multistate collaboratives– New York, Oregon, and Washington – in reducing the overuse and misuse of health care services.  The brief highlighted the states’ use of systematic reviews of clinical evidence and evidence-based guidelines to identify and reduce overused and misused services.  The Center is proud to have supported New York, Oregon, and Washington in the development and implementation of these successful programs.  The Center continues to produce systematic reviews of clinical evidence and evidence-based guidelines that inform these programs’ decision-making processes through the Center’s two multi-state collaboratives – the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions (MED) Project and the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) – and other efforts. 

We are pleased that New York, Oregon, and Washington are being widely recognized for their significant work and achievements in this area.

Reducing Overuse and Misuse -- State Strategies to Improve Quality and Cost of Health Care   



Center for Evidence-based Policy

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