The Commission’s full-time, dedicated staff conducts robust, nonpartisan public policy research on topics selected by members and uses research findings to make policy recommendations that inform legislators’ policy decisions.

BHC analysts

  • engage in primary research through interviews, fieldwork, surveys, and other qualitative methods;
  • perform data analysis, including occasional statistical analysis;
  • synthesize information from secondary sources (e.g., other state research, journals);
  • develop actionable recommendations for BHC members’ consideration; and
  • support members in drafting legislation and budget language to enact recommendations during the legislative session and;
  • represent the agency before legislative audiences and a variety of stakeholders.

BHC staff can have a variety of backgrounds but would generally hold an advanced degree in public policy or administration, health policy, law, a clinical discipline, or a related research-based discipline.

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