Decision-makers in the Commonwealth of Virginia need access to reliable evidence on health policy issues that is tailored for them. The Department of Health Behavior and Policy's Policy Briefs series, written by the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, provides this information. New briefs are released bi-annually, current and past briefs are archived on this page.

If you would like to see a specific issue addressed in an upcoming brief or have comments, contact Dr. Andrew J. Barnes at