News from the center for Health Program Development and Management at UMBC

Center to Change its Name

The Center for Health Program Development and Management, located on Hilltop Circle at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), was established in 1994 in partnership with the Maryland Medicaid program. The name we chose for ourselves in 1994 reflected the activities that we performed for the Maryland Medicaid agency at that time: developing and managing selected health programs on their behalf. Our work for Maryland Medicaid continues to be fruitful, productive, and mutually beneficial.

Over time, our work evolved. We now perform a much wider variety of health services research activities for Maryland Medicaid, as well as for a broad national collection of governmental and non-profit clients. The organizing mission of our work is to utilize analysis to advance the health of vulnerable populations.

In recognition of the fact that we have outgrown our former name, we are proud to announce that as of July 1, 2008, we are changing our name to:

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As The Hilltop Institute, we will continue to provide our clients with the information they need-through research, analysis, and evaluation-to make informed and evidence-based health policy decisions. We are constantly working to help our clients serve the populations who depend on them.


The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is Maryland's premier public research center for health policy. Hilltop is dedicated to improving the health and social outcomes of vulnerable populations through research, analysis, and evaluations on behalf of government agencies, foundations, and other organizations at the national, state, and local levels.
The Hilltop Institute
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Sondheim Hall, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21250