Ed Baker – Center for Health Policy
Interdisciplinary Health Research and Policy Analysis
The Center for Health Policy (CHP) is a health sciences research organization directed by Dr. Baker that provides expertise in research addressing health cost, quality and access; evaluation of programs and policies; and management of grants and projects
Current Center Research:
Idaho Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation Program Evaluation Year 5; Idaho Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation Program Expansion Evaluation Year 2; Suicide Prevention Grant; Maternal and Child Health Program Prioritization; Medicaid Capitation Project; Montana Critical Access Hospital Community Apgar Program; Evaluation of Restorative, Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan, and Preventative Programs Funded through the Millennium Fund
Dr. Baker’s research areas of interest within CHP include healthcare policy, rural workforce planning, healthcare financing, and performance improvement. He is a co-developer of the Community Apgar Program for critical access hospitals and community health centers which is currently utilized in ten states across the US, and Australia through a partnership with the University of Melbourne. Dr. Baker is also the principal investigator for the Montana Critical Access Hospital Community Apgar research program and the Idaho Medicaid Capitation Project.
Ed Baker, Ph.D