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Often the most recent news on health care policy will appear in the media (social and public), on Twitter, in blogs, and on websites. Below are examples of important websites you should be checking on a regular basis.
Key Organizations for Health Care Policy Information
Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research.
Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium
The Integrative Health Policy Consortium advocates for an integrative healthcare system with equal access to the full range of health-oriented, person-centered, regulated healthcare professionals.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser is a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
National Academy For State Health Policy
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is an independent academy of state health policymakers.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.
U.S, Health Policy Gateway
Center at Duke University which maintains many links to health care policy sites, government sites, and specific issues in health.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS is responsible for the following government programs: Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, HIPPA, and CLIA. Use this website to find information pertaining to these programs.
Office of Rural Health Policy
Focuses on on health care issues impacting rural communities, including: Access to quality health care and health professionals; Viability of rural hospitals; and Effect of the Department’s proposed rules and regulations, including Medicare and Medicaid, on access to and financing of health care in rural areas.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HHS administers more than 100 programs across its operating divisions. HHS programs protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
U.S. Department of Veterans Administration
Click on the Health tab for information on health needs and available services for veterans.
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