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Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy

The Academy provides a professional home and technical assistance resource for researchers and policy professionals. Committed to the vision of improving health and health care by generating new knowledge and moving knowledge into action, the Academy seeks to stimulate the development, understanding, and use of the best available health services research and health policy information by public and private decision makers.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

The lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services.

American Association of Retired People

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging for our members and for all Americans. Founded in 1958, AARP today is the nation's largest organization of midlife and older persons, with more than 30 million members.

American Council on Science and Health

ACSH is a non-profit, consumer education organization dedicated to providing the public with mainstream scientific information on issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestlye, the environment and health.

American Enterprise Institute

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom— government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense— scholarly research, open debate, and publications. Founded in 1943 and located in Washington, D.C., AEI is one of America's largest and most respected "think tanks."

American Social Health Association

The American Social Health Association is recognized by the public, patients, providers and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs. Public and college health clinics across the US order ASHA educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students.

California Healthcare Foundation

To expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of the people of California.

Center for Studying Health System Change

The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is a non-partisan policy research organization. HSC provides incisive, timely analyses about the effects of health system change to inform the thinking and decisions of policy makers in government and industry.

Cattaneo & Stroud, Inc.

Health care consulting specialists that provide a variety of services to health care businesses. On this site you can find the latest "HMO Enrollment Survey."

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

EBRI is the only nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed exclusively to data dissemination, policy research, and education on economic security and employee benefits.

The Foundation for Accountability

The Foundation for Accountability—is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans make better health care decisions. To achieve this goal, FACCT creates tools that help people understand and use quality information, develops consumer-focused quality measures, supports public education about health care quality, supports efforts to gather and provide quality information, and encourages health policy to empower and inform consumers.

The Georgetown Institute for Health Care Research & Policy

The Health Privacy Project is dedicated to raising public awareness of the importance of ensuring health privacy in order to improve health care access and quality, both on an individual and a community level.

Guide to Health Economics, Medical & Pharmacy Resources

Continuously updated by experienced health economists, this web site is devoted to internet resources ranging from job opportunities to journals reporting on the cost-effectiveness of new pharmaceuticals.

Health Improvement Institute

An educational organization, whose primary goal is to provide information to patients, health care providers, policy-makers and the public about available health care choices and alternatives, to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to make informed health care choices.

Health Industry Market Intelligency Database

Develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, managed care plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations.

Health System Change

The Center for Studying Health System Change is a Washington-based research organization dedicated to studying how the country's health care systems are changing and how those changes are affecting people at the community level.

IPRO

This site includes an audit of Medicare HEDIS data, consumer health information, a listing of health-related events and more. IPRO is an independent, not-for-profit corporation committed to assessing and improving the value of health care services received by consumers through the use of innovative methods and technologies.

Kaiser Family Foundation

An independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

The Lewin Group

This site includes an audit of Medicare HEDIS data, consumer health information, a listing of health-related events and more. IPRO is an independent, not-for-profit corporation committed to assessing and improving the value of health care services received by consumers through the use of innovative methods and technologies.

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., is known for its objective research to support decisions about our nation's social policy problems. The firm has conducted studies of health care, welfare, education, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs in the United States.

Medi-Cal Policy Institute

The Medi-Cal Policy Institute's mission is to bring clear, concise data and analysis to the people who develop Medi-Cal policy, who provide health care services, and who care about the program. As an independent, nonpartisan source of information on the Medi-Cal program, the Institute seeks to facilitate the development of effective policy solutions with the interests of Medi-Cal recipients guiding this work.

Medscape

The leading interactive, multi-specialty, commercial web service for clinicians and consumers. Literally thousands of articles that can be easily downloaded. Also has a direct link to Medline.

Milliman & Robertson

M&R is a firm of actuaries and consultants serving the full spectrum of business, governmental and financial organizations.

National Committee on Quality Assusrance

The premier source for information about the quality of the nation's managed care plans.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world's largest professional services organisation, helps its clients resolve complex business issues and measurably enhances their ability to build value, manage risk and improve performance in an Internet-enabled world.

RAND Health

A nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research
and analysis.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established as a national philanthropy in 1972 and today it is the largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans. The Foundation concentrates its grantmaking in three areas: to insure that all Americans have access to basic health care at a reasonable cost; to improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions; and to promote health and prevent disease by reducing the harm caused by substance abuse — tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.

Stanford University, Center for Health Policy

Stanford University's Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) are dedicated to providing reliable information for health policy and health care delivery to public and private sector decision-makers.

UCLA, School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is a component of the renowned UCLA Center for the
Health Sciences.

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization whose goals are to sharpen thinking about society's problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions and their implementation, and increase citizens' awareness about important public choices.

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