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PUBH 4050: Public Health and Health Policy

A guide to relevant library resources for students in PUBH 4050: Public Health and Health Policy

Books on policy analysis

Examples of Policy Briefs

How-to resources for writing policy briefs

How to "do" policy analysis

Policy research databases

The following library databases all contain reports, research summaries, policy briefs, and other relevant resources to support your policy analysis assignment. 

Additional policy resources

The following websites contain health policy information to support your policy analysis assignment. There are many more think tanks, foundations, and policy institutes on the web, but be aware that many may have a bias towards one end of the political spectrum or the other. That doesn't mean you shouldn't cite them, but you should be aware that political bias may influence the policy recommendations they make or the way that they frame the issues. Take that bias into consideration when doing your research. 

The websites here represent the federal government (Congressional Research Service), nonpartisan private foundations (Kaiser Family Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), "think tanks" (Commonwealth, Urban Institute, and Pew Research Center) and independent scholars (JAMA). They all present reports and other information products informed by evidence and empirical research. 

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