USC Price School of Public Policy

Center for Health Financing, Policy and Management

Center for Health Financing, Policy and Management

At 18% of GDP and rising, healthcare is our economy’s largest single sector and, at some time or another in their lives, it is every member of society’s most immediate and personal need. The complex web that is modern healthcare represents a prominent example of how the public, private, and nonprofit sectors interact to shape public policy, the health of communities and each citizen’s experience with the healthcare delivery system.

The Center for Health Financing, Policy and Management brings together leading researchers from USC, other universities, and the healthcare community to expand society’s knowledge of the strategy, structure, and effective operation of current and emerging delivery systems of health care, and to disseminate new knowledge to improve the performance of health care services at the community, organization and systemic levels. The Center conducts research into the operation and effect of accountable and affordable care, population health management, and the effects of healthcare competition; educates practicing professionals and policymakers; and develops management and policy strategies to support the development of quality and cost-effective healthcare systems throughout the world.

The Center’s vision is to meaningfully contribute to improving health and healthcare in local communities, California, in the U.S. and internationally.