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2008

The Curtis Center for Health Equity Research and Training is established

Located at the U-M School of Social Work, the Curtis Center for Health Equity Research and Training is dedicated to furthering society’s understanding of social and behavioral health conditions and to improve the lives of marginalized populations.

2014 IHPI Member Forum
IHPI members gather at the 2014 annual forum.

Looking Toward the Future

2011 and beyond

The early 21st century has seen previously unprecedented challenges and opportunities for the U.S. healthcare system. Recognizing the tremendous potential for providing a common home for the many rich veins of ongoing research, programs, and partnerships at U-M at a most critical time for healthcare in the U.S., the U-M Regents approved the creation of the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) in 2011. This milestone paralleled the proliferation of large healthcare data sets, a continued focus on healthcare accessibility, safety, affordability, effectiveness, cost-transparency, patient-centered care, and an ever-growing demand for translating health services research to inform public policy.

2015

Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education is established

The Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education brings together the health science schools on all three U-M campuses to support the advancement of curriculum, culture, faculty development, and research to transform the future of collaborative health practice.

2016

Inaugural IHPI Clinician Scholars Program cohort

In collaboration with the National Clinician Scholars Program, IHPI’s first Clinician Scholars begin their two-year training program on addressing new and emerging issues related to healthcare delivery and improving the health of communities. IHPI’s inaugural CSP cohort includes nurse, physician, and pharmacist researchers.

2016

Michigan Integrated Center for Health Analytics and Medical Prediction (MiCHAMP) is established

MiCHAMP is a multidisciplinary research collaborative harnessing existing national, regional and local healthcare data to develop medical prediction models that address complex clinical problems.

2016

Acute Care Research Unit (ACRU) is established

ACRU represents a group of investigators based at U-M and a number of other institutions researching ways to improve Access, Costs, Utilization, Transitions and Effectiveness through multidisciplinary health services research across the acute care continuum.

2017

Center for Evaluating Health Reform (CEHR) is established

CEHR is charged with advancing our knowledge of health system reform through improving the process of academic research.

2017

IHPI launches National Poll on Healthy Aging

IHPI, with sponsorship from AARP and Michigan Medicine, launches the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA). The poll taps into the perspectives of people throughout the U.S. to help inform clinicians, researchers, and policymakers about a range of aging-related topics.

2017

IHPI reaches 500 members

IHPI membership grows to 500 faculty across U-M.

2018

The Concussion Center is established at U-M

The Concussion Center conducts multi-disciplinary research to answer crucial questions about concussion prevention, identification, diagnosis, management, and outcomes to advance patient health and support outreach and engagement programs for communities.

2018

Center for Precision Health Data Science established

The Center’s mission is to democratize the use of big data to improve human health by disseminating user-friendly analytic and visualization tools for health researchers aspiring to reduce disease and improve health for the population and the patient.

2018

The Cognitive Health Services Research Program is established

The COG-HSR Program‘s mission is to perform interdisciplinary research, publishing, and training that aims to optimize brain health and impact public policy in order to protect and improve the health and well-being of individuals.

2019

IHPI reaches 600 members

The institute grows from its original cohort of 318 members to 600 and counting. IHPI members hail from 18 U-M schools, colleges, and institutes, span 3 U-M campuses, and represent 20+ specialized health services research centers and programs.

2019

Center for Disability Health and Wellness (UM-CDHW) is established

UM-CDHW develops and applies innovative research, clinical, and educational strategies to address inequities in healthcare access, quality, and outcomes experienced by individuals with physical, sensory and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

2020

Responding to COVID-19

IHPI researchers and clinicians have played a critical role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, building models to project virus spread and its impact on populations, developing clinical resources and guidelines for the frontlines of care, and creating data registries to better understand treatment outcomes.

2021
IHPI Turns 10

IHPI Turns 10

On May 19, 2021, the Institute marked its first decade of developing, sharing, and implementing evidence and critical insights in healthcare policy and practice. Read more in 10 Years of Collaboration, Evidence, and Impact.