Welcome to CHASP
The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) is the home of social policy at The University of Texas at Austin and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. CHASP’s mission is to reduce social and health disparities in communities, the U.S., and abroad by conducting rigorous interdisciplinary research, facilitating collaborations, and preparing the next generation of innovative policy leaders.
CHASP is a resource for scholars, policy- and decision-makers, and communities for expertise, perspective, and connections – all focused on the policy relevance of the most pressing social issues. CHASP is also a catalyst for interdisciplinary solutions and collaborations at The University of Texas at Austin and beyond. We are #LBJsocialpolicy.
#LBJsocialpolicy addresses the intersection of policy issues including: poverty, social mobility, public and higher education, criminal justice, juvenile justice, early childhood, child welfare, family supports, social enterprise, adolescent health, family structure, food insecurity, mental health, reproductive health, healthcare, health finance, aging, housing, and transportation.
More about the Center:
- Connect with CHASP by signing up for our email list and following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also find relevant events related to health and social policy issues on our Events calendar.
- CHASP Faculty Fellows are an interdisplinary group of scholars at The University of Texas at Austin whose work is relevant to meeting the mission of the Center. Learn more about becoming a CHASP Faculty Fellow.
- #LBJsocialpolicy students and alumni engage with the University, the Center, and each other, through the LBJ Social Policy Network (SPN) of Students and Alumni.
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