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The Hilltop Institute at UMBC is a non-partisan health research organization—with an expertise in Medicaid and in improving publicly financed health care systems—dedicated to advancing the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. Hilltop conducts research, analysis, and evaluations on behalf of government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations at the national, state, and local levels. Hilltop is committed to addressing complex issues through informed, objective, and innovative research and analysis.

Hilltop's interdisciplinary team of professionals includes clinicians, economists, attorneys, financial analysts, social scientists, and SAS programmers. Hilltop staff have extensive experience in health services delivery, data systems design, and public policy analysis.

Hilltop has renowned expertise in Medicaid and in improving publicly financed health systems to increase access and positive outcomes for vulnerable populations.

Formed in 1994 in a unique collaboration with the Maryland Medicaid program, Hilltop has grown to address issues that touch upon not only Medicaid, but also other publicly administered programs such as aging services, public health, Medicare, behavioral health, oral health, state coverage initiatives, and federally funded AIDS initiatives.

In addition to initiating its own research, Hilltop performs a wide variety of health services research activities for state and local agencies in Maryland, as well as other state, regional, and local agencies; the federal government; and private foundations. The Hilltop Institute is located at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

For more information, contact:

Cynthia H. Woodcock, Executive Director