This project will develop a framework for identifying factors that shape states’ choices among policy options across a number of public health policy issues, and understanding how these choices are related to population health.

The project will 1) categorize state health policy regimes over time in terms of inter- and intra-policy comprehensiveness, and consistency of health policy features; 2) explore the social, economic, and political determinants of different state health policy regimes; and 3) assess the relationship between state health policy regime types and health outcomes (and behaviors) at the state, individual, and mixed-levels.