About the Center for Outcomes Research and Education

The Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) is an independent team of scientists, researchers and data experts with a vision for a healthier, more equitable future. We work with changemakers and communities to take on today’s biggest barriers to better health – from the COVID-19 pandemic to the housing crisis and more.

At CORE, we know that the opportunity for health begins long before illness. That’s why so much of our research focuses on the conditions in which people live, work, learn, and play. These conditions, known as the Social Determinants of Health, are a major driver of health outcomes and health disparities. We seek to understand and address these conditions and their driving factors, so we can build evidence that leads to meaningful improvements in health and equity.

For over 20 years, we've supported some of North America’s most innovative health care transformation efforts, like The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, the Life Experiences Study and the Tri-County Health Commons Project. We leverage that experience to help our partners connect the dots between research, innovation, and best practices.

Our partners include health systems, state Medicaid programs, the housing and education sectors, community groups and more. We deliver research and insights that help shape and sustain healthier systems, policies, programs, and communities. Visit our partners page to learn more.