Welcome to the Alaska Center for Public Policy (ACPP), Alaska’s independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank. ACPP is a small, 501(c)3 non-profit organization which specializes in public policy analysis and research.

Our Mission

ACPP is committed to the advancement of public policies that improve the well-being of individuals, families, and the communities of Alaska. ACPP focuses on evidence-based strategies to the challenges faced by low- and moderate-income Alaskans. We strive to increase the knowledge and participation of Alaskans in the legislative processes that ultimately affect their health and well-being.

How do we achieve our mission?

ACPP pursues its public policy mission through independent research, policy analysis, public education, technical assistance, program evaluation, and the development of collaborative partnerships. Our goal is to expand rather than duplicate the extent to which these activities are currently being addressed in Alaska. ACPP informs policymakers, the media, and the public about the importance of fair and equitable public policies, fiscal policies, and tax policies. We strive to provide interested citizens, elected officials, and community leaders with timely and accurate information so that they can become more active and effective participants in public policy debates and decisions.

What projects do we work on?

We have done a variety of original research, program evaluation, and policy analysis, often with the support of graduate students in public health:

  • Physician Self-Referral: Health Care Implications and Policy Recommendations for the State of Alaska (University of New England MPH capstone)
  • Complementary Currency: Could an alternative monetary system be implemented in the Anchorage community? (UAA undergraduate political science capstone)
  • Health Care Workforce Shortages in Alaska: Impact of State Legislation (UAA MPH thesis)
  • The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion in Alaska (Yale Master of Nursing capstone)
  • Health Care Value- Quality, Cost, and Improved Health Outcomes
  • Alaska Health Policy Review– Alaska’s premier health policy publication