The U.S. is in a healthcare crisis.

$2.9 Trillion

on healthcare

That’s more than the government spends on defense, social security, education, veterans’ benefits and income security* combined.

*U.S. Office of Management and Budget

See the reality of healthcare spending

West Health Policy Center

We are focused on supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that enable seniors to successfully age on their own terms, preserving and protecting their dignity, quality of life and independence.

What We Do

Solely funded by philanthropists Gary and Mary West, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center is dedicated to pioneering new and smarter technologies, policies and practices to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at a lower cost to all Americans.

Our focus is supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that enable seniors to successfully age on their own terms, preserving and protecting their dignity, quality of life and independence.

Based in Washington D.C., the West Health Policy Center is part of West Health, which is headquartered in San Diego and also includes the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization.

Collaborators

West Health works with hospitals, healthcare organizations, and foundations across the U.S. with the goal of accelerating the research and development of new, more effective ways of delivering care for all Americans.

  • APCD Council

    The APCD Council is a learning collaborative of government, private, non-profit, and academic organizations focused on improving the development and deployment of state-based all payer claims databases (APCDs). The APCD Council is convened and coordinated by the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the National Association

  • The University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design

Leadership

The West Health leadership team is passionate about bringing healthcare change to all Americans.

See our leadership

Contact Information

West Health Policy Center & West Health Institute Government Affairs

Questions, comments, or concerns? We want to hear from you.

Contact us
Address:

1909 K Street NW Suite 730
Washington, DC 20006-1172

Phone:

1.202.729.8560

West Health Institute Government Affairs

Valerie Volpe Vice President (202) 729-8575 vvolpe@westhealth.org
Angela Stewart Senior Director, Government Affairs astewart@westhealth.org

West Health Policy Center Staff

Roy Ramthun Senior Director (202) 729-8577 rramthun@westhealth.org
Katie Howard Senior Manager (202) 729-8560 kahoward@westhealth.org
Christopher Pope Senior Advisor (202) 729-8573 cmpope@westhealth.org