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Additional policy resources
The following websites contain health policy information that may be helpful for your research paper. The websites below 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.
Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. KFF develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism and communications programs and serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public.
The Urban Institute studies health care costs, access, quality, and coverage to guide state and federal health policy. Using microsimulation tools and rigorous data analysis, experts predict the trade-offs of reform proposals and policy decisions and identify solutions to get the most value from our health care system.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Pew conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research and they do not take policy positions.