Welcome to CHASP
The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) is the home of social policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. It is our mission to develop the next generation of leaders and scholars who are passionate about reducing health and social disparities in the U.S. and abroad.
CHASP is a resource for scholars, policy- and decision-makers, and communities for expertise, perspective, and connections – all focused on the policy relevance of key social issues. CHASP is also a catalyst for interdisciplinary solutions and collaborations at The University of Texas at Austin and beyond. We are #LBJsocialpolicy.
CHASP Focus Areas
• Ensuring success in early childhood
• Building an educated and productive workforce
• Creating healthy and safe communities
• Using evidence to inform decision making
• Preparing the next generation of public policy leaders
#LBJsocialpolicy includes issues connected to: poverty, social mobility, public education, criminal justice, juvenile justice, early childhood, child welfare, family supports, adolescent health, family structure, food insecurity, mental health, reproductive health, healthcare, health finance, aging, housing, and transportation.
Please 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.
LBJ students are encouraged to also connect to their peers and LBJ alumni through the LBJ Social Policy Network (SPN) of students and alumni.