The Office of Health Policy oversees several programs and initiatives at MD Anderson in the areas of community education, outreach, medical care and/or partnerships.
The group also coordinates activities with external policy-related organizations.
Work in the Office of Health Policy includes:
- The Uncompensated Care Program, which manages and tracks unreimbursed costs for uninsured and underinsured patients served by MD Anderson.
- Professional education services, including managing both the Faculty Speakers Bureau and Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Rotation.
- Community programs and collaborations, such as Project VALET, which offers mammograms to uninsured women, and Project 80%, which provides free colon cancer screenings to low-income, uninsured, Medicaid or Medicaid-eligible adults age 45 to 75.
- Overseeing the Texas Cancer Information website, which connects people in the state to cancer information and services.