Letter from the Director
Happy New Year!
On behalf of the CHBRP Team, I hope that you had a wonderful and festive holiday season. This past fall has been productive for CHBRP as we've prepared for the legislative cycle and the imminent legislative requests. In September, October, and November we held meetings with our Faculty Task Force and National Advisory Council (NAC) to discuss methodology, the potential impact of current events on our work, and other projects CHBRP staff and faculty have been hard at work on. We bid adieu to three NAC members and two Task Force Members as they move on to other projects. We thank them immensely for their important contributions to CHBRP.
The biggest change at CHBRP has been our move to the UC Berkeley campus in December. After many years being housed at the UC Office of the President (UCOP), our program has moved to the main UC Berkeley campus. UC Berkeley has warmly welcomed the CHBRP program, providing an opportunity for CHBRP to be housed among colleagues doing similar work in health policy and health insurance. Leadership at UC Berkeley fully supports our mission, including our independence and the multi-campus composition of our contributors. At UC Berkeley, we are presently housed under the umbrella of the Office of Research.
We remain fully committed to rigorous analysis and maintaining our neutrality and independence. Within the program, our funding, structure and operations remain the same. CHBRP is grateful to UC's Office of the President, which has graciously supported the program's launch, growth, and 15 years of successful operations. We especially appreciate the support of Dr. John Stobo, Executive Vice President of UC Health.
Until next time,