Health Policy Resources

Health Policy Resources

See also: Online Databases for Health Economics, Management, and Policy

“AcademyHealth is the professional home for health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners, and a leading, non-partisan resource for the best in health research and policy. AcademyHealth promotes interaction across the health research and policy arenas by bringing together a broad spectrum of players to share their perspectives, learn from each other, and strengthen their working relationships.”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Association of State and Territorial Health Officers- links to state health departments

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Report topics includes but not limited to:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Commonwealth Fund
“The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.”

The Finance Project
“Our Mission: To support decision-making that produces and sustains good results for children, families, and communities. The Finance Project develops and disseminates research, information, tools, and technical assistance for improved polices, programs, and financing strategies.”

Georgetown University Institute for Health Care Research and Policy

 Health Technology Assessment- a program of the British Department of Health
Health Polls from various organizations

HEDIS (Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set)

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Health News


HSTAT (Health Services Technology Assessment Text) - National Library of Medicine - provides access to the full-text of documents useful in health care decision making.


Institute for Women’s Policy Research
“The Institute works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups around the country to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economics and social policy issues affecting women and families, and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research. IWPR, an independent, non-profit, research organization also works in affiliation with the graduate programs in public policy and women’s studies at The George Washington University.”

Medical Outcomes Trust

- serves as a depository of instruments for measuring the quality of health care. Includes the SF-36 Health Survey and the Sickness Impact profile.

National Association of City and County Health Officials

National Center for Policy Analysis

National Bureau of Economic Research (SPH only)

National Information Center on Health Services Research
An alphabetical listing of resources

OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)

Partners for Health Reform
“The Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus) project is the U.S. Agency for International Development s flagship project in health policy and systems strengthening. USAID looks to PHRplus to provide technical assistance in, and to help maintain, USAID s worldwide leadership role in health care reform, health policy, management, health financing, and systems strengthening. This project will continue its close working relationships with NGOs and USAID cooperating agencies, international and developing country partner organizations, including the World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, bilateral donors, PVOs, foundations, universities, and host country government agencies.”

Public Agenda Online
“For over a quarter of a century, Public Agenda has been providing unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life. Nonpartisan and nonprofit, Public Agenda was founded by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in 1975.” Topics include but are not limited to:

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research- contains public opinion data and polling information.

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Texas Health and Human Services Commission- Texas Health Policy initiatives and access to Texas programs and agencies.

Urban Institute
Topics include but are not limited to:

World Health Organization Report 2000: Health systems: Improving Performance