University of Wisconsin–Madison
Photo of participants and mentor of the UW-Madison Precollege Enrichment Program with a quote from IRP Affiliate Carolyn Heinrich, "CTE today is helping students earn credentials they can take directly to the job market."


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For the remainder of the semester, IRP seminars and public lectures have been canceled. However, IRP does continue to hold webinars and release resources. To receive notifications, see our email subscription page.

Health Coverage, Access, Cost, & Quality

Research and analysis projects focus on health care access, cost, financing, health system performance, quality — in short: What works? Who benefits? Who pays?

National Poverty Research Center Highlights

Human Services Programs and the Opioid Crisis

IRP and the U.S. HHS Office of Human Services Policy recently convened a forum on the opioid epidemic, which continues to devastate families and communities.

Discussion centered on strategies to overcome the challenges to human services delivery caused by the epidemic.

The September 2019 meeting brought together more than 200 experts hailing from some 30 states and 11 federal agencies.

View Pre-Conference Webinar: “Opioids 101” and the Forum Agenda “Human Services Programs and the Opioid Crisis” – includes presentation materials.

The Opioid Epidemic by the Numbers

The Alliance for the American Dream: DreamUp Wisconsin