About the Centre
The Centre for Health Policy and Systems (CHPS) at Gokhale Institute Of Politics And Economics (GIPE) was established on May 03, 2022 to consolidate Gokhale Institute’s portfolio of work on health policy and systems into a coherent whole. The centre will build upon the current work and expand the portfolio on health policy and systems (research, policy, and practice) to better engage with the current policy and scholarly discussions on universal and equitable health coverage in India and beyond.
The CHPS conducts research to inform and influence policies and systems (health and beyond) to pursue population health goals through improving effectiveness, equity, and efficiency of health systems. The CHPS investigates how health care is organized, delivered, financed, and used; how health policies are prioritized, developed, and implemented; and how and why health systems do or do not generate health and wider social goals. The CHPS translates research into action to strengthen health systems such that they can better achieve their goals. The work at CHPS is informed by a wide set of theories, frameworks, and tools, drawn from a range of disciplines, to examine and test how different elements of systems (not just health, but broader social systems) – actors, functions, and their relationships – can interact (or not) and fit together (or not) to achieve health system goals.
The centre will actively convene and leverage the diverse expertise at Gokhale Institute and its partners to extend the policy and scholarly discussions on universal and equitable health coverage in India and beyond.