The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) facilitates research, promotes education, and informs policy about health and healthcare through interdisciplinary, collaborative research and training with researchers representing a broad spectrum of disciplines from the UC Davis Campus, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and other public and private organizations. CHPR is the only UC Davis organized research unit supporting innovative research and education in comparative effectiveness, cost and quality of care, and patient-centered outcomes with an emphasis on health policy. Bringing together researchers and research trainees from a range of disciplines across the University, CHPR provides a unique resource at a challenging time of dramatic change in the nation’s healthcare system. This concentration of expertise in the growing field of comparative and cost- effectiveness research places the UC Davis community at the forefront of research in health care quality and outcomes and enriches the local, state, federal, and international policy arenas. Our mission complements that of UC Davis as an institution of learning and research.