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Health Care Research Organizations

National think tank and advocacy organization, dedicated to the goal of affordable, quality health care for all Americans. Website includes recent health care news, resources and publications on relevant health care issues (nationally and state-by-state), and advocacy tools for grassroots orgs.

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
University-based center offers a wealth of publications and data sources on health care issues, particularly relating to underserved populations—immigrants, racial and ethnic minorities, low-income communities, people with disabilities, the elderly, women and children.

The Commonwealth Fund
A national grant-making organization and think-tank, working towards affordable and efficient health care access for vulnerable populations. Website includes a wealth of content tracking new developments in health care, and policy reports on topics such as children’s health, Medicare, and state health policy.

Employee Benefits Research Institute
Non-partisan center offers reports and extensive data on national health care issues. Particularly notable are the annual EBRI “Health Confidence” and “Small Employer Health Benefits” surveys, and the organization’s ongoing research project, “Exploring the Business Case for Offering Health Benefits.

Kaiser Family Foundation
A non-profit, private operating foundation 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.

California HealthCare Foundation
An independent philanthropy; website provides resources for independent research, analysis, and news on issues affecting health care delivery and financing.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of the largest funders of health and health care research in the United States. The website’s research center provides tools for conducting health care research, including original data sets from sponsored research, articles on methodology, reports of sponsored research, and more.

Health Access
Health Access is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Its website includes fact sheets, papers, and reports prepared by Health Access and other independent analysts.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a national policy organization working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The organization has produced and posted numerous webinars, presentations and frequently asked questions on a website called Health Reform: Beyond the Basics.