Center for Social Policy
The Center for Social Policy (CSP) is an initiative within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Mexico that is charged with integrating the work of several existing research institutes within the College. In addition to the Institutes listed below, the CSP is sustaining the mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy by continuing to engage in research focused on racial and ethnic inequalities across health and well-being outcomes, and health policy more broadly. The CSP research and administrative staff will continue to work at bridging applied policy and academic research in our approach to help advance our mission to improve social policy outcomes.
The following institutes are formally housed at the Center for Social Policy:
- The UNM Cradle to Career Policy Institute (Formerly CEPR)
- The UNM Native American Budget and Policy Institute (NABPI)
- The UNM Compassion Institute
By harnessing the research capacities of several institutes, CSP is able to address the needs of our clients and produce research products that combine the best practices of academic research and answer the leading social policy questions facing the state of New Mexico and the wider region. The CSP’s staff has demonstrated experience conducting policy research in New Mexico from a racial/ethnic equity framework aimed at providing policy makers with independent and rigorous data to inform their decisions.
We have a solid national and local reputation of not only conducting high quality research, but in connecting the knowledge and resources of UNM with the wider community. This has been accomplished by ensuring that our work directly involves community partners whenever possible, in the identification of research questions that advance current and projected needs, as well as the research process itself.
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