The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration has been a leader for over 75 years in research and education in health policy and services. CHAS engages an interdisciplinary and international group of health policy and services researchers on topics of health policy innovation and reform, health and social service integration, health access, cost and quality, behavioral health, global health, and preventive intervention. We are the experts in health policy and service effectiveness for the disadvantaged.
An intentionally interdisciplinary center located in a graduate school of social work is a unique institutional form that both exploits and enriches the values and orientation of the University of Chicago. CHAS has explored new questions, identified knowledge gaps, sought to enhance the translation of research-to-practice, and identified opportunities for collaborations within and outside the University of Chicago. Our programs support faculty research, research dissemination and translation, student learning, and engage researchers, scholars, policy makers, and practitioners.
“Building on the rich tradition of policy and services that contribute to major initiatives to improve health care for the disadvantaged – including the Affordable Care Act – CHAS continues to explore new questions, identify knowledge gaps and promote the translation of research to policy and practice to the end of promoting health care for all.”
Jeanne C. Marsh, CHAS Director
When compared to white women, African American women are less likely to be diagnosed by breast cancer, but more likely to die from it. Moreover, decreases in national rates of breast cancer-related mortality have historically been seen in white populations years...
Based on the 2008 inaugural meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), this article, which is co-authored by CHAS Fellow Brian Callender, discusses the need for standardized competencies in the rapidly expanding field of global health...
POLICY BRIEFS: Physicians Influenced by Medical Technology Markets; Identifying Standardized Competencies for Global Health Professionals; SERVICE DELIVERY INNOVATIONS: Network Approach to HIV Tracing Shows Promise; ANNOUNCEMENTS: Reforming Medicaid; CHAS Supports...