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Health Care Policy: NGOs and Think Tanks

a brief guide to useful sources of information on the complexities of health care policy.

Think Tanks and Research Institutes


PolicyFile - database of research and policy briefs from hundreds of think tanks (mostly U.S. based)

Brookings Institution - Health Policy research from moderate perspective

Cato Institute - Libertarian perrspective on health care policy.

Economic Policy Institute - liberal perspective on health care policy

Rand Corporation -

Urban Institute - Health Policy Center

Foundations

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 Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.

Kaiser Family Foundation -A leader in health policy analysis and health journalism, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues.  Kaiser is a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.  Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations. We serve as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media,  the health policy community and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge — from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to in depth health policy news coverage provided by our news service, KHN, to information young people can use to improve their health or the general public can use to understand the health reform law.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - From a national to a local level, we are working to help expand opportunity to pursue the best health possible.

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