Changelab Solutions (Changelab) is an activist think tank organization that advocates for public health policies that limit or restrict individual decisions concerning use of tobacco, alcohol and food consumption.
Changelab Solutions seeks to change policies, rules, regulations and laws to restrict consumption and provide left-progressive communities with legal advice.
Supported by state and federal government agencies and donations from the left-of-center Kresge Foundation, left-of-center John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and left-of-center Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Changelab has expanded its geographical focus from California to national in scope.
Changelab Solutions (Changelab) is a non-profit think tank and activist organization that supports aggressive left-progressive policies in the name of public health. It brings together public health and medical and legal experts to research, write, and advocate to supplant individual decisions with government regulation. 
Leveraging a background in curbing tobacco use, Marice Ashe joined the Public Health Institute (PHI) to run the Public Health Trust and manage $200 million in cy pres awards from a pharmaceutical advertising settlement. 
In 1996 PHI joined with UC Berkeley School of Law and created the Technical Assistance Legal Center (TALC) to provide legal counsel and assistance for implementing ongoing policies to curb tobacco use. 
In 2006 Ashe combined TALC with Planning For Healthy Places (another PHI initiative) and in 2008 with $10 million in funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation began an obesity initiative. 
In 2010 PHLP separated from PHI and in 2012 re-branded itself Changelab Solutions as part an effort to become national in orientation. 
Changelab provides services to all levels of government and organizations that include research and analysis, policy and strategy development, training and capacity building, individualized coaching, and development of sales materials designed to communicate complex issues to a wider audience. 
Good Governance, healthy neighborhoods, child-care and schools, tobacco prevention, food and beverage, and health care encompass their range of work areas. Specific programs include limiting sugary drinks, reducing the number of alcohol retailers, restricting school discipline, and incorporating health in all policies.    
Changelab is backed by a cooperative agreement with the CDC and funding from left-of-center organizations such as Kresge Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, California Endowment, and John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 
Changelab has continued to expand its efforts across a broader range of programs and geographically across the nation.
Marice Ashe founded Changelab and is an attorney who led the organization for 22 years. 
Sarah de Guia, chief executive officer, is an attorney who previously served as executive director at California Pan-Ethnic Health Network and advocated for government-run health care, language access, and immigrant rights. 
Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, board chair, served as commissioner of health for Kentucky where she oversaw the state’s expansion of the Medicaid government-run health care program under Obamacare. She currently works as a physician adviser and population health consultant and serves on the board of Trust for America’s Health.  
Revenue of $5,992,365 including $5,516,699 in grants and contributions and expenses of $8,985,372 was reported in 2018. Salaries were reported to be $4,985,508 with other expense totaling $3,999,864. 
Other expenses include subcontracts of $2,757,644 that went to University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Management Association Inc., Temple University, National Health Law Program, and CounterTools. 
Lobbying expenses of $600,228 were reported. 
Net assets at the end of the year totaled $3,826,125.