Brown ArrowHealth Care Reform, Health Economics, and Health Policy




  • Accountable Health Communities Model Details

    The Accountable Health Communities Model is an interactive website, based on emerging evidence that addressing health-related social needs through enhanced clinical-community linkages can improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

  • Advocating for Health Education Reimbursement in Medicaid State Plans (2015) Details

    Toolkit that can be used to help prepare a state Medicaid plan amendment to request reimbursement for preventive services provided by health education specialists.

  • Compilation of State Data on the Affordable Care Act Details

    This excel table contains the most up to date state-level data available related to certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This table includes data on the uninsured, private market reforms, employer coverage, Medicaid, the individual market (including the Health Insurance Marketplace), and Medicare.

  • Dartmouth Atlas Details

    A publicly available source of data providing researchers, payers, regulators, and innovators with metrics quantifying the temporal and regional patterns of health care spending and utilization, particularly with regard to the diffusion and exnovation of medical interventions. Website allows the public to download complete datasets of selected variables spanning decades; newer data will be posted as they become available.

  • Get Involved in C2C - Coverage to Care Details

    Resources to help publicize the C2C initiative, aimed at connecting individuals with health coverage and to primary care and the preventive services.

  • HIX Compare Details

    Raw data and overviews on the design, affordability, and cost-sharing features of plans offered in ACA health insurance marketplaces across all 50 states.

  • Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014 (2015) Details

    This report presents statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States in 2014, and on changes in coverage between 2013 and 2014.

  • Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2017 (2018) Details

    This report presents statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).

  • Health Insurance Data Details

    The US Census Bureau's collection of health insurance statistical information.

  • Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard Details

    Annual scorecard rates individual states on extending healthcare coverage, lowering out-of-pocket costs, reducing low-value care, and curbing excess prices. States were also rated on outcomes in: percent of population that is uninsured, percent of population that is forgoing needed care, delaying care or struggling with medical bills, rates of known low-value care services delivered by providers, and private payer prices relative to the national median.

  • MACStats Details

    A continually updated repository of statistics on Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and spending, and documents with key aspects of both programs.

  • Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Resource Center Details

    A tool designed to help state Medicaid agencies design and launch accountable care organizations.

  • Procedure Price Lookup Details

    Tool designed to provide pricing within ambulatory surgical centers and hospital outpatient departments of various procedures. Look up by textword or by code.

  • Surveys Details

    The Commonwealth Fund conducts survey of health care consumers, health professionals, and health system leaders. Site allows users to explore our data, analyses, and methods.

  • The Children's Health Care Report Card Details

    Interactive data hub that identifies state and national trends and allows users to take a closer look at metrics such as children’s uninsured rates, Medicaid/CHIP participation rates, access to quality care, as well as policy options to improve enrollment and retention in Medicaid/CHIP.

  • Tracking Public Opinion on National Health Plan: Interactive Details

    This interactive tracks the public’s view of a national health plan, sometimes called Medicare-for-all, since 2016. By collecting data from various public surveys of adults in the U.S. conducted by KFF and others, we show how the public’s support for the idea of a national health plan has changed since the 2016 presidential primary. The interactive nature of this tool allows users to explore how views vary by party identification as well as by differences in question wording. While KFF has included Medicare-for-all in the question wording for the past year, other organizations do not and these polls find a more divided public.





    Data Tools and Statistics
    Grants, Funding, Fellowships
    Guidelines, Journals, Other Publications
    Key Organizations
    Programs (Non-Academic)


    Data Tools and Statistics
  • 2015 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report - (Health Care Cost Institute) Details

    The report tracks changes in health care prices, utilization, and spending for people younger than 65 covered by employer-sponsored health insurance, as well as including snapshots of spending and out-of-pocket spending in 17 states and the District of Columbia.

  • 2017 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report - (Health Care Cost Institute) Details

    The 2017 report looks at spending by persons with health insurance; it includes downloadable data files, an interactive state tool, and a detailed methodology.

  • Behavioral Health Treatment Needs Assessment Toolkit for States (2013) - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS) Details

    This tool kit provides states with guidance on determining the appropriate mix of behavioral health benefits, services, and providers.

  • CMS Drug Spending - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    CMS Drug Spending Dashboards are interactive tools that provide spending information in Medicaid, Medicare Part B, and Medicare Part D.

  • Customizing the Communication Toolkit Materials About Being an Informed Consumer (2014) - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) Details

    The goal of this toolkit is to enable employers, community organizations, and health plans to educate consumers about health costs.

  • Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care - (Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice) Details

    The Dartmouth Atlas Project documents glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and their affiliated physicians. The website provides access to reports and publications, as well as interactive tools to allow visitors to view specific regions and perform their own comparisons and analyses.

  • Data Book: Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (2017) - (Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)) Details

    The data book presents information on the demographic and other personal characteristics, expenditures, and health care utilization of individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

  • Databaseof Instruments for Resource Use Measurement (DIRUM) Details

    DIRUM is an open-access database of resource-use questionnaires for use by health economists involved in trial-based economic evaluations

  • Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories (RCDC) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This website outlines the annual support level for various research, condition, and disease categories based on grants, contracts, and other funding mechanisms used across the National Institutes of Health.

  • Guiding Practices for Patient-Centered Value Assessment - (National Pharmaceutical Council) Details

    This 28 element toolkit has been developed to assess the value - benefits and costs experienced by patients over time - of the components of health care

  • Health Economics Resource Center - (Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D), VA) Details

    National center located in Menlo Park, CA that assists VA researchers in assessing the cost-effectiveness of medical care, evaluating the efficiency of VA programs and providers, and conducting high-quality health economics research. Provides aggregate data and findings about veterans. This site includes socio-economic data, the demographic characteristics of veterans, the geographical distribution of the veteran population, and other statistical data and information by veteran program.

  • Health Expenditures by State of Residence, 1991-2014 - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    This report presents health care spending by type of establishment delivering care and for medical products purchased in retail outlets.

  • Health Spending Explorer - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    This interactive tool provides up-to-date information on U.S. health spending by federal and local governments, private companies, and individuals. It was developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation using data from the National Health Expenditure Account and will be updated annually with each data release.

  • Healthy Marketplace Index - (Health Care Cost Institute) Details

    This interactive report allows you to view the Use and/or Price Index to compare health care service prices and use in 112 local areas in 43 states.

  • ICE-T Inpatient Cost Evaluation Tool - (American College of Radiology) Details

    The ICE-T is a web-based cost evaluation tool for healthcare organizations to compare their costs to national benchmarks based on Medicare claims data.

  • MIPSCast - (Altarum Institute) Details

    MIPScast™ is a tool designed to calculate a clinician or practice's Merit-based Incentive Payment System or MIPS Final Score under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program.

  • National Health Expenditure Data - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Historical and projected health expenditure data, age and gender estimates, state health expenditures, and spending by sponsor.

  • RAND Hospital Data Details

    Tool is an effort to enhance CMS Healthcare Provider Cost Reporting Information System (HCRIS) data to make them more accessible and useful to a broad audience of academics, analysts, and hospital executives and their consultants. The tool provides users with data sets that are conveniently packaged and documented and that include value-added fields derived from HCRIS data, such as measures of occupancy and profitability. Free registration is required.

  • State Health Practice Database for Research (SHPDR) Details

    SHPDR captures cross-sectional and longitudinal variation in states' statutes and laws to enable researchers to perform clinically oriented health economics research, and investigate the diffusion of medical technology and other health services research outcomes of interest.


  • Grants, Funding, Fellowships


  • NIHCM Investigator-Initiated Research Grants - (National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM)) Details

    NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.

  • National Organizations for State and Local Officials (NOSLO): Health Care Payment and Financing - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The purpose of the NOSLO program is to support capacity-building activities that expand and strengthen the health care safety net system, with the goal of improving delivery of essential health care services, particularly where they are most needed and for underserved populations.


  • Guidelines, Journals, Other Publications
  • Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment: Criteria, Factors, and Methods (2016) - (National Academy of Medicine) Details

    The second of five reports from a NASEM committee on whether socioeconomic status (SES) and other social risk factors can account for Medicare payment and quality programs.

  • American Patients First: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out of Pocket Costs (May 2018) - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) Details

    HHS has proposed a comprehensive blueprint for addressing the challenges of the American drug market, identifying four key strategies for drug pricing reform: improved competition, better negotiation, incentives for lower list prices, and Lowering out-of-pocket costs.

  • Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America - (National Academy of Medicine) Details

    This book, aimed at health care providers; administrators; caregivers; policy makers; health professionals; federal, state, and local government agencies; private and public health organizations; and educational institutions, looks at the barriers which hinder progress in improving health and currently threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness. It also addresses the knowledge and tools available to better quality care at a lower cost.

  • Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains & Measures in Electronic Health Records: Phase 2 - (National Academy of Medicine) Details

    11 new domains are suggested for inclusion in the EHR. They include: Alcohol Use, Race and ethnicity, residential address, tobacco use and exposure, census tract-median income, depression, education, financial resource strain, intimate partner violence, physical activity, social connections and isolation, and stress.

  • Core Measurement Needs for Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs: Counting What Counts - Workshop Summary - (National Academy of Medicine) Details

    The results of a workshop, this document examines the progress towards better quality, lower cost, improved patient and public engagement, and better health outcomes.

  • Economic Reviews - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    This website describes the importance of evaluating an intervention's economic efficiency.

  • Health Economics - (Wiley Interscience) Details

    Publishes articles on all aspects of health economics: theoretical contributions, empirical studies and analyses of health policy from the economic perspective. Its scope includes the determinants of health and its definition and valuation, as well as the demand for and supply of health care; planning and market mechanisms; micro-economic evaluation of individual procedures and treatments; and evaluation of the performance of health care systems.

  • Health Economics Core Library Recommendations, 2011 - (National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), NLM) Details

    Lists of journals, books and other resources recommended for a basic library collection in health economics.

  • HealthEcon-Discuss Details

    General health economics discussion list. Membership is open to all health economists (and all those interested in health economics) worldwide. It is also the recommended discussion list for members of iHEA. The purpose of healthecon-discuss is to give a (previously unavailable) forum for general discussion on health economics matters.

  • Healthy Marketplace Index Price Index - (Health Care Cost Institute) Details

    Report compares the average prices paid for the same set of health care services in 112 metro areas across the country, presenting the price level benchmarks for the U.S. health care system from 2012 to 2016 using a variety of interactive maps and charts to help consumers and stakeholders understand how the prices in their local area compare to others around the country.

  • National Chartbook of Health Care Prices - 2015 (May 2016) - (Health Care Cost Institute) Details

    This document presents information on geographic variations in health care spending for the year 2015.

  • Payment Basics - (Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)) Details

    Payment Basics is a series of brief overviews of how Medicare's payment systems function. The Commission produces Payment Basics as a resource for policymakers and others to better understand how Medicare pays for health care services.

  • Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide: 3rd Edition - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Originally published in 2007, the handbook has been completely updated with eleven new sections addressing emerging topics in registry science.

  • Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws, 2016 - (Catalyst for Payment Reform) Details

    This annual report examines the availability of price information related to health care prices.

  • Scorecards on Payment Reform - (Catalyst for Payment Reform) Details

    Scorecards on progress on payment reform, linking payment reform to outcomes in the health care system.

  • The RAND Health Care Payment and Delivery Simulation Model (PADSIM) Concepts, Methods, and Examples - (RAND Corporation) Details

    PADSIM was developed by Rand Corporation to analyze the impacts of current and future reforms to provider payment policy.

  • VIDEO: Why Is Health Care Spending Growth Slowing Down? - (Brookings Institution) Details

    This January 2015 video examines the possible causes for the health spending slowdown.


  • Key Organizations
  • Health Economics Resource Center - (Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D), VA) Details

    National center located in Menlo Park, CA that assists VA researchers in assessing the cost-effectiveness of medical care, evaluating the efficiency of VA programs and providers, and conducting high-quality health economics research. Provides aggregate data and findings about veterans. This site includes socio-economic data, the demographic characteristics of veterans, the geographical distribution of the veteran population, and other statistical data and information by veteran program.

  • Healthcare Delivery Research Program - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    NCI's work related to quality of care research and the translation of this research into practice is available through the links on this website.

  • Institute of Health Economics - (Institute of Health Economics) Details

    The IHE strives to assist decision makers in health policy and practice with the results from economic evaluations, costing and cost-effectiveness analyses, and with syntheses of findings from research in health technology assessment.

  • International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Details

    Formed to increase communication among health economists, foster a high standard of debate in the application of economics to health and health care systems, and assist young researchers at the start of their careers.

  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Details

    ISPOR promotes the science of pharmacoeconomics (health economics) and outcomes research (the scientific discipline that evaluates the effect of health care interventions on patient well-being including clinical outcomes, economic outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes) and facilitates the translation of this research into useful information for healthcare decision-makers to ensure that society allocates scarce health care resources wisely, fairly and efficiently. ISPOR embraces all health technology assessors, government health technology regulators & payers of health care including governments, insurers, and other health care payers who use health care outcomes research information in their decisions.

  • National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) Details

    Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.


  • Programs (Non-Academic)
  • Going Below the Surface Forum - (National Pharmaceutical Council) Details

    The Going Below the Surface initiative was launched by the National Pharmaceutical Council in 2018 to broaden and improve the conversation around how we use health care resources in the United States. The initiative is aimed at better understanding the roots of the nation’s health investments by promoting a discussion that is firmly based in health policy and systems research. The goal is to provide clarity on how best to optimize health care spending so that patients receive the right care while simultaneously providing the right incentives to sustain next-generation innovation to improve patient well-being and health system efficiencies.

  • Health Economics Program (HEP) - (Minnesota Department of Health) Details

    The Health Economics Program conducts research and applied policy analysis to monitor changes in the health care marketplace; to understand factors influencing health care cost, quality and access; and to provide technical assistance in the development of state health care policy.

  • Healthcare Value Hub - (Altarum Institute) Details

    The Healthcare Value Hub can help users find timely information about the policies that help address rising healthcare costs, bringing better value and transparency to consumers. Website provides a road map to some of the key concepts and research findings to help advocates work on healthcare cost and value issues, as well as publications, glossaries and infographics.

  • Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative - (Pew Charitable Trusts) Details

    This initiative works to implement an innovative cost-benefit analysis approach that helps them invest in policies and programs that are proven effective.


    Health Policy Key Organizations
    Data Tools and Statistics
    Guidelines, Journals, Other (Webcasts, etc.)
    Grants, Funding, Fellowships


    Health Policy Key Organizations
  • Alabama Public Health Details

    Alabama Public Health works to provide caring, high quality and professional services for the improvement and protection of the public's health through disease prevention and the assurance of public health services to resident and transient populations of the state regardless of social circumstances or the ability to pay.

  • Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research - (World Health Organization (WHO)) Details

    The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research is an international collaboration based in the WHO Geneva. It has its origins in the recommendations of the 1996 report of WHO's Ad Hoc Committee on Health Research which identified lack of health policy and systems research as a key problem impeding the improvement of health outcomes in low and middle income countries.

  • Brookings Institution Details

    Nonprofit public policy organization that conducts independent research and provides recommendations.

  • California Health Care Foundation - (California HealthCare Foundation) Details

    Site dedicated to informing policy-makers, the health care community, and the public about approaches to expanding public and private coverage.

  • Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) Details

    A nonpartisan policy research organization located in Washington, D.C. HSC designed and conducted studies focused on the U.S. health care system to inform the thinking and decisions of policy makers in government and private industry. Data from their website is still available, though the organization merged with Mathematica Policy Research as of December 31, 2013.

  • Council of State Governments Health Policy Group - (Council of State Governments) Details

    The Health Policy Group provides policy analysis and innovative programming for state health policy leaders in the legislative and executive branches.

  • Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Details

    EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.

  • European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies - (World Health Organization (WHO)) Details

    The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe.

  • Families USA Details

    A national nonprofit working for the consumer in national and state health policy debates.

  • Georgetown University Health Policy Institute (HPI) Details

    The Health Policy Institute is a multi-disciplinary group of faculty and staff dedicated to conducting research on key issues in health policy and health services research.

  • HCFO (Changes in Health Care Financing & Organization) - (AcademyHealth) Details

    The Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, strives to bridge the health policy and health services research communities. Program ended in December 2016, but site has archived grants, publications, and other resources.

  • Justice in Aging - (National Senior Citizens Law Center) Details

    Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, this group seeks to ensure that low-income older adults understand and have access to affordable health care benefits and medicine and that more people receive long term care at home. To achieve its objectives, NSCLC uses advocacy and litigation as well as provides education and counseling to local advocates who work with low-income older adults. This website provides information on topics such as dual eligibles, Medicaid/Medicare, health reform law, health disparities, etc.

  • Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, UAB - (University of Alabama, Birmingham) Details

    Located in the School of Public Health of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, this endowed Center has a university-wide mission to facilitate the conduct of health policy research and to disseminate the findings of that research beyond the usual academic channels.

  • Mathematica Health Policy Research - (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) Details

    Access data, reports, and articles from Mathematica's researchers on people who lack health insurance, efficient operation of government health insurance programs, effective care delivery, chronic disease and long-term care, health care financing, and public health.

  • Medical Health Assessment Lab - (Health Assessment Lab (HAL)) Details

    Not for profit organization dedicated to improving health and health care by promoting the science of outcomes measurement, and the development, evaluation, and distribution of standardized, high quality instruments that measure health and the outcomes of medical care.

  • Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Details

    Established in 1997 by the merger of the Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC) and the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (ProPAC). Created by congressional mandate (Public Law 105-33), the 15-member nonpartisan Commission advises the Congress on Medicare Payment policies. MedPAC is also tasked with analyzing access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare.

  • NEHI - (NEHI) Details

    A non-profit, health policy institute, NEHI is a member-based organization that brings together diverse perspectives from the health care community across the country - including patients, payers, providers, universities, hospitals and not-for-profit institutions, and for-profit companies and associations - to find mutual solutions to mutual health care problems through collaboration, research and transformation.

  • National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) Details

    Independent academy of state health policymakers working together to identify emerging issues, develop policy solutions, and improve state health policy and practice.

  • National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) Details

    Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.

  • National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Details

    Formerly the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), the National Alliance and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. The National Alliance provides recommendations on health policy on its website.

  • National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) - (National Association of Health Data Organizations) Details

    National, not-for-profit, membership organization dedicated to improving healthcare through the collection, analysis, dissemination, public availability, and use of health data.

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Details

    Private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA helps to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.

  • National Pharmaceutical Council and Duke-Margolis Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Care Policy - (National Pharmaceutical Council) Details

    A two-year, post-doctoral fellowship program has been announced. The fellowship would expose fellows to conducting policy research in non-academic environments.

  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Details

    Not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.

  • New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) - (New York Academy of Medicine) Details

    NYAM has been advancing the health of people in cities since 1847. An independent organization, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world's urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to innovative research, education, community engagement and policy leadership. Drawing on the expertise of diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public's health; and to implement interventions that eliminate health disparities. Provides New York City and New York State health and community data resources.

  • Public Policy Institute - (AARP) Details

    PPI conducts objective research on public policy issues of concern to the aging, including economic security, health care, and quality of life.

  • RAND Health, Health Care, and Aging Research Division - (RAND Corporation) Details

    RAND Health is a research division within the RAND Corporation. For 60 years, RAND has been working to improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND Health continues that tradition, advancing understanding of health and health behaviors, and examining how the organization and financing of care affect costs, quality, and access.

  • Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis - (University of Iowa, College of Public Health) Details

    Provides unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America.

  • The ACA Implementation Research Network Details

    A joint effort between the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the Brookings Institution, and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, the Network is comprised of state-level experts on health policy and public management. The Network is working to provide baseline reports that focus on the effect of the ACA on inter-agency relationships, state-level policies, and the wider effects.

  • The American Health Quality Association (AHQA) Details

    Represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America. QIOs share information about best practices with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and others.

  • UCLA Center for Health Policy Research - (University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)) Details

    The Center improves the public's health through high-quality, objective, and evidence-based research and data that informs effective policymaking. We advance this mission through policy analysis, policy-relevant research, public service, community partnership, media relations, and education.

  • Urban Institute - Health Policy Center - (Urban Institute) Details

    Updates on health care reform from the health policy center at the Urban Institute.


  • Data Tools and Statistics
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts (COMPARE) - (RAND Corporation) Details

    COMPARE is a transparent, evidence-based approach to providing information and tools to help policymakers, the media, and other interested parties understand, design, and evaluate health policies.

  • Health Systems Benchmarking Tool (HSBT) - (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)) Details

    A tool to highlight the strength and weaknesses of a health system when benchmarked against similar countries.

  • Kaiser Charts and Slides - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    This is a health policy resource featuring "Kaiser Slides"- a tool providing direct access to facts, data and slides about the nation's health care system and programs.

  • Medicaid.gov - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    This website is devoted to the policies - and the people - of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

  • State Health IT Policy Levers Compendium - (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS) Details

    The Compendium contains 32 policy levers (such as Credentialing Policies or State-level legal protections) and 300 examples of how states use these levers to promote health IT and advance interoperability.

  • U.S. Health Policy Gateway - (Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy) Details

    A categorized list of Web links in health policy.


  • Guidelines, Journals, Other (Webcasts, etc.)
  • A Reporter's Guide to U.S. Global Health Policy - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    For journalists, a basic understanding of global health is now required to cover a wide range of topics, i.e., Congressional policy debates, foreign policy and international relations, economics, food issues, military conflicts, and natural disasters. This guide provides up-to-date background information for reporters covering those issues.

  • CDC Health Policy Series - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    A series of issue briefs designed to provide guidance to state and local public health departments and to health systems.

  • Compendium of Health Services Research to Inform Health Reform (2009) - (AcademyHealth) Details

    AcademyHealth developed this compendium of ongoing or recently-completed health services research that has been funded by federal agencies and national foundations as a resource to inform health reform activities over the next few years.

  • Congressional Budget Office Director's Blog - (Congressional Budget Office (CBO)) Details

    Since its founding in 1974, the Congressional Budget Office has produced independent, nonpartisan, timely analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency's long tradition of nonpartisanship is evident in each of the dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates its economists and policy analysts produce each year.

  • Essentials of Health Policy: A Sourcebook for Journalists and Policymakers - (Alliance for Health Policy) Details

    This sourcebook has the latest information and data on pressing health care topics. It also includes the names and contact details for top experts in each subject area, along with a comprehensive glossary of health care policy terms.

  • Global Health Policy - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    This Q&A webcast features an expert panel exploring the United States' global health support and the right balance between multilateral and bilateral funding as well as other aspects of the U.S. multilateral engagement including its role in governance and its participation in international treaties and other agreements.

  • Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review Blog - (Health Policy and Strategy Associates, LLC) Details

    A Health Care Blog with review of the latest developments in federal health policy and marketplace activities in the health care financing business.

  • Health Policy Commons™ Details

    Digital Commons Network offers free access to full-text articles and research from international colleges and universities.

  • Health Policy and Planning Online - (Oxford University Press) Details

    Health Policy and Planning's aim is to improve the design and implementation of health policies in low- and middle-income countries through providing a forum for publishing high quality research and original ideas for an audience of policy and public health researchers and practitioners. HPP is published 10 times a year.

  • Health Systems and Policy Monitor - (International Network Health Policy and Reform) Details

    A 20-country project initiated and sponsored by the Bertelsmann Stiftung since 2002, associated with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Every six months, the experts report and comment on five or more health policy trends and developments from their countries.

  • Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law - (Duke University Press) Details

    Focuses on the initiation, formulation, and implementation of health policy and analyzes the relations between government and health-past, present, and future. Access to articles may require subscription.

  • MMRR - Medicare & Medicaid Research Review - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Peer-reviewed, online journal published between 2011 and 2014, which reported on current and future directions of the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance programs. The journal sought to examine and evaluate health care coverage, quality and access to care for beneficiaries, and payment for health services.

  • National Conference of State Legislatures - Health - (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)) Details

    This is the portal to NCSL's health resources which include over 30 legislative tracking pages as well as information on many state health and public health policy areas.

  • Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) Publications Details

    Link to various reports and publications on health policy produced by the NEHI.

  • To The Point: Quick Takes on Health Care Policy and Practice - (Commonwealth Fund) Details

    Health policy blog from Commonwealth.

  • USC-Brookings Schaeffer on Health Policy: The Latest Views on Health Care - (Brookings Institution) Details

    A blog from Brookings looks at the health policy challenges facing the U.S. and the world.

  • Urban Institute's Newsletters - (Urban Institute) Details

    Sign-up form for alerts on a variety of topics, including health policy, housing finance, education, state and local finance.

  • Visualizing Health Policy - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    The monthly infographic series produced by KFF in association with JAMA.


  • Grants, Funding, Fellowships