The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum at Brandeis University is an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving health and the health care system in the Commonwealth by convening forums and presenting the highest quality research to legislators, stakeholders and the public.

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum was created in 1998 to bring public and private health care leaders together to engage in focused discussion on critical health policy challenges facing Massachusetts. We convene a new forum approximately four times per year for an invited audience of health care leaders and legislators. Each forum provides an opportunity to identify and clarify health policy problems and to discuss a range of potential solutions.

In the Media

Telehealth Pivot Called “Fastest” in Mental Health History

State House News Service reports on Dec. 3, 2020, Massachusetts Health Policy Forum webinar.

Forums and Publications

Upcoming Virtual Health Policy Forum: Vaccine Hesitancy in the Commonwealth

Join us for the virtual Forum, Vaccine Hesitancy in the Commonwealth: Tailoring the Message to Move the Needle, from 12-1:35 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021. 

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January 4-6, 2021: Upcoming Virtual Student Forum

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum organizes an annual student forum for graduate students in public health, medicine and health policy to meet senior legislative and state administrative officials and discuss the operations and responsibilities of state government.
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November 21, 2019: Most Recent Publication

"A Policy Analysis of Post-Acute Rehabilitation Services for People with Acquired Brain Injury in Massachusetts and Beyond," outlines how post-acute rehabilitation could significantly improve health outcomes for individuals with brain injuries while reducing total healthcare costs by an average of $1.67 million over a survivor’s lifetime...