State Health Reform & Value Strategies

Partnering to Change Outcomes

The Program on U.S. Health Policy sponsors initiatives to assist states with health reform implementation and to spur innovation in health care access, delivery and cost containment. 

State Health Reform & Value Strategies Program (SHVS)

Program director: Heather Howard, Woodrow Wilson School

With over $5 million in support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the State Health and Value Strategies program based at CHW is focused on assisting states with transforming their health care systems to be afordable, equitable and innovative. By connecting states with experts in the feld, SHVS is able to provide timely and meaningful technical assistance to states when they need it the most. SHVS assists states in four key domains: afordability, coverage, integration and value. Te technical assistance SHVS provides to states is informed by two overarching goals: that every person should have the same opportunities to access the health care system and therefore have a fair and just opportunity to lead the healthiest lives possible; and to support the needs and goals of all patients as they interact with the health care system.