About the Forum

The Health Policy Forum is a membership-based group whose corporate and private contributors help support the Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences (CHB). The Health Policy Forum offers a unique setting for medical and policy professionals to discuss issues of growing concern and provides objective analysis of reform proposals. In the tradition of the Baker Institute, the CHB publishes studies and hosts workshops, seminars and lectures. Corporate and private support is vital to our efforts to expand the scope of the center’s research and foster the exchange of ideas that will improve the quality of the health care system.

For more information regarding membership, download the Health Policy Forum Brochure or contact the Health Policy Forum at (713) 348-2735 or bakerchb@rice.edu.

Membership Levels

Annual membership gifts to the Health Policy Forum support research, fellows, scholars, research associates and other Center for Health and Biosciences staff. You may designate which area of study your contribution will support: domestic policy, global policy or both.

Individual Membership $1,500 

Cost of benefit received: $100. Tax-deductible contribution: $1,400.
Entitles one person and a guest to the listed benefits.

Benefactor Membership $3,000 

Cost of benefit received: $150. Tax-deductible contribution: $2,850.
Entitles two people and a guest to the listed benefits.

Patron Membership $5,000 

Cost of benefit received: $200. Tax-deductible contribution: $4,800.
Entitles four representatives to the listed benefits.

Corporate Membership $10,000

Cost of benefit received: $400. Tax-deductible contribution: $9,600. 
Entitles eight representatives to the listed benefits.
 

Benefits

  • Invitations and priority seating for all health policy-related events at the Baker Institute
  • Annual luncheon and briefing on national health care reform featuring a Baker Institute health policy fellow
  • Invitation to an annual fall reception featuring Baker Institute fellows and scholars
  • Complimentary copies of all health economics and policy publications produced by the Baker Institute, and the quarterly Health Policy Research Newsletter
  • Complimentary copies of the Baker Institute’s annual report
  • Recognition in Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences invitations and event programs, as well as on the Health Policy Forum website
  • Ability to designate your funds to support the CHB’s work on domestic health issues, global health issues, or both

Individual Members

Ms. Cullen K. Geiselman

Mr. Wade A. Rakes II and Mr. Nicholas Miller

Texas Heart Institute

UTMB, Office of the President