The Division of Policy and Research on Medicaid and Medicare is guided by four philosophical principles. These principles not only guide our research efforts, but are deeply ingrained in our outreach and educational activities.
1. Interdisciplinary study and the synthesis of diverse intellectual perspectives are conducive to the growth of knowledge and its practical application for individuals, families, clinicians and policy makers.
2. Dynamic collaborations and partnerships are necessary to affect change and improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
3. Sustainable change requires the development of just and ethical health and public policy that respects cultural diversity and emphasizes access to care for poor and/or vulnerable populations.
4. Commitment to improving the well-being of individuals and families through new paradigms of understanding and care created by research and scholarship, education, advocacy and practical application.