To establish an unbiased source of reliable and timely information for policymakers.
The Bower Foundation established and has continued to maintain the Center for Mississippi Health Policy. With its primary mission of acting as a catalyst for health policy debate, the Center provides information to policymakers and key stakeholders, so that research can inform decision-making.
Guiding principles for the Center include a commitment to a nonpartisan, objective approach – along with priority given to the application of research to relevant health policy issues rather than the development of original research.
The core functions of the Center include the following: