The Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies (HOPES) exists to address the evidentiary disconnect between research and practice of health policy, broadly defined.
We pursue our purpose by applying strong, diverse research skills, high-quality evidence, and community engagement to pressing public health problems. We evaluate policies in terms of their impact on population health outcomes, particularly in terms of equity and justice.
Our goal is to be Ohio State’s home for health policy. We seek to be a bridge and trusted partner between research, practice, and policy, both within the University and the community more broadly.
Our nation’s health depends on a highly skilled and dedicated workforce. The Center for Public Health Practice in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University supports the professional development of the people and the strategic organizational improvement of the agencies protecting and promoting the health of our citizens.