Since the department’s beginnings, our research has benefited from close interactions between HCP faculty members and federal and state policymakers, which has enabled us to identify topics critical to policy in the current health care environment. Our expertise in medicine, economics, and statistics allows us to approach complicated problems related to cost, quality, access, and effectiveness in a rigorous, unbiased, and timely fashion. Research is supported by grants from the federal government, private foundations, and some endowment funds residing in HCP.