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HEER researchers conduct large-scale evaluations of public or private programs, including national, state and local initiatives to improve program efficiency, access to care and clinical and quality-of-life outcomes. We can also perform policy analyses of proposed changes in financing, organization, or delivery of health care services.

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The Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) Program examines the economic and financial impacts of national, state and local-level health care interventions. The HEER Program aims to increase understanding of the costs and benefits of health care interventions, as well as suggest ways to make programs and policies more effective.

Center faculty and staff apply economic theory and models to the analysis of a broad range of health care programs, ranging from public health interventions in community clinics to statewide interventions for Medi-Cal beneficiaries, to national reform proposals for health care financing.

HEER staff have lent their expertise to a broad range of organizations and initiatives, including the California Department of Health Care Services, LA Care Health Plan, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the California Health Benefits Review Program, the California Primary Care Association, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, as well as to California’s state-wide health care reform effort.

In addition to analysis, the HEER Program conducts economic, programmatic and policy evaluations on behalf of public and private health care organizations, as well as government agencies and initiatives.