The mission of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. 

PolicyLab is a Center of Emphasis within The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, one of the largest pediatric research institutes in the country. We collaborate with practitioners, families, and policymakers throughout the research process and invest significant time and resources into translating our work for a broad array of program and policy audiences.

Summary of relevant work: 

We collaborate with practitioners, families, and policymakers throughout the research process because we know we can not achieve improved child health outcomes by ourselves. And since research articles on their own are unlikely to produce change, we invest significant time and resources into translating our work for a broad array of program and policy audiences. Our work focuses on addressing the health needs of children of all ages, from infants to young adults. We work on a wide array of projects that fall into three categories:

  • Improving Health Care Delivery
  • Improving Public Systems
  • Improving Child Health Outcomes 

Our Process 

Since the creation of PolicyLab in 2008, we have worked hard to standardize an approach across a diversity of projects that seek to improve children's health. Whether we are working on an implementation project, a policy analysis or a population health appraisal, our approach has coalesced around four key steps that, while certainly not novel, guide our research and investment choices. The steps of our work are analogous to a continuous quality improvement cycle and place a heavy emphasis on partnership.
Address: 
2716 South St.
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, 10th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Telephone: 
+1 267-426-5300
Country: 
United States of America

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