Health and Medicine Policy Research Group

HMPRG was founded in 1981 by Dr. Quentin Young. It was formed as an action-oriented think tank--nimble independent and focused on local health policy issues. It began as a small group dedicated to researching the medical and social determinants of health to educating the public (through publications conferences media events testimony and curricula development) and to identifying ways for the current system to better serve vulnerable populations.Always focused on strengthening the health care safety net in Chicago Cook County and northern Illinois HMPRG’s past projects have included:• Successfully launching a coalition focused on addressing infant mortality in Chicago. • Helping create the vision for a new Cook County Hospital which included integrated community-based out-patient facilities and establishing an independent governing board for it.• Drafting advocating on behalf of and ultimately helping pass legislation to establish freestanding birth centers in IL thereby offering a low-cost and safe obstetrics

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Purpose: for technical assistance to Illinois health care systems and medical provider groups making the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care financing

Purpose: for the Illinois Adverse Childhood Experience Response Collaborative

Purpose: for the Strengthening Health Systems and Healthcare Access project

Purpose: for the Strengthening Health Systems and Healthcare Access project

Purpose: for the Transforming Health Care Systems in Illinois