Our mission is to use research to inform policy, reform structural health inequities, and improve public health outcomes.

Our Goals:

  • Educate on health policy, substance use disorder, and drug policy topics.
  • Provide recommendations to decision-makers, synthesizing and analyzing the available scientific literature.
  • Initiate new research to fill gaps in the evidence.

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman…”

Dr Martin Luther King, March 25, 1966


Learn more about Health Policy Network and about the founder, Gail Groves Scott, MPH.


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On the blog

“Enabling” People to Stay Alive 

“Enabling” People to Stay Alive 

I wrote this Letter to the Editor in LNP, Lancaster’s daily newspaper, about the misconception that harm reduction “enables” people to further their addiction, and referred to my January 2022 testimony in Harrisburg. Please advocate for the "Expanding Syringe Service...

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