Our Founders' Vision
After many years of health policy work on Capitol Hill and in federal executive branch agencies, Bill Fullerton, Stan Jones, and Irv Wolkstein founded HPA in 1978. They modeled the firm after the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress, a source of confidential, objective and nonpartisan expert analysis and advice for congressional committees and members of Congress.
Bill, Stan and Irv wanted HPA to provide private sector organizations--both large and small--with CRS-like analytic support to help them be more effective participants in health policy debates and deliberations. We are proud to continue this tradition.