About Us

Mission and Goals

The Health Policy Corporation of Iowa (HPCI), formed in 1982, is an independent non-profit organization of employers and other purchasers applying solutions to improve the quality and affordability of health care in Iowa. HPCI has identified two goals and is engaged in a joint initiative in Iowa to address fundamental issues in the health care system through targeted efforts and the use of sound purchasing and quality improvements principles.

Goal 1: Employers (purchasers) receive the greatest value for dollars invested in health care in local Markets and providers receive economic and other incentives to improve performance.

Goal 2: Contribute to improvements in the health of the community.

Individual employers and other purchasers use many strategies for addressing health care costs and quality on their own. HPCI adds value by helping focus attention and mobilize actions that are best done on a collective or coalition basis involving numerous employers, other purchasers and consumers across Iowa markets.

Three Levels of Involvement

  • Steering Committee
    The Steering Committee provides guidance, assistance and advice.
  • Task Forces
    Task forces are aligned with HPCI’s goals and priorities. Each takes on its own form based on the specific action plan undertaken and energy of the group and creates its own structure, i.e., action plan, chair/vice chair, meetings, staff, resources, etc. All task forces are fairly autonomous with a communication link to the Executive Office and Steering Committee.
  • Corporate Briefings
    Participate in periodic briefing on key issues and priorities. Provide advice and strategic direction. Indicate areas where HPCI can be of assistance to the member.

Communication and Special Events

Includes electronic updates on efforts under way, current events and issues; networking and sharing of experience and best practices; and seminars/presentations on topics of interest.


Mr. Paul M. Pietzsch MPH
HPCI is a private non-profit, independent organization formed in 1982 by Iowa leaders in the private and public sectors to develop and support initiatives which relate to cost containment, quality and access of health services in Iowa.

HPCI has been recognized nationally as an effective coalition developing health care purchasing initiatives, conducting meaningful research, data collection, analysis and education as well as providing leadership in setting community health goals.

Iowa Health Scores website a new resource for patients and consumers

Click Here

Iowa Employer Group A Call to Action and Guide for Iowa Employers and Purchasers; Measurement and Transparency of Health Care Price, Cost and Quality, Key to Improvement

Click Here

HPCI Chartbook of the Quality and Financial Performance of the Health Care Industry in the Greater Iowa Area

Click Here

Links & Resources