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Health Policy

This is a guide to resources about U.S. and international health policy


Princeton Library's Health Data Guide is the best starting point for health data and statistics

Below are some highlights and additional sources.


  • Demographic and Health Surveys - Published by the DHS Program and USAID. Collects, analyzes and disseminates data and reports about population, health, HIV, and nutrition on over 90 countries. 
  • OECD Health Data Examines national health systems from 1960 forward for OECD member countries in a general, demographic, economic, and social context.
  • Global Health Observatory (formerly WHOSIS) Guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization. For other information from the World Health Organization, see their website.
  • Pan American Health Association (PAHO) - Covers North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Publications and data on a wide range of topics.
  • World Development Indicators Includes annual economic, social, educational, environmental and health data from many of the World Bank's major statistical publications. 1960+
  • Global Health Expenditures Database Provides internationally comparable numbers on national health expenditures. 1995+
  • Health Poll Database  Provides health-related U.S. survey results, covering eighty years of national polling. Searchable questions and results, demographic crosstabs, and trends are available on every topic related to health, from social determinants and influences on health to insurance, costs, health-care utilization and COVID.

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