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Health Policy

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

Equality & Health Policy

Information about racial and ethnic health disparities is available from many of the other sources listed in this guide. Some additional sources are listed below. 

Government Sites

Medline Plus: Health Disparities Provides links to health information from the National Institutes of Health and other federal government agencies as well as health information from non-government websites.

U.S. Office of Minority Health - Quantitative information related to minority health compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics, the Census Bureau, private foundations, clinical practitioners, private data sources and public agencies. See Minority Population ProfilesMinority Health Disparities Widget.

NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Reports and data resources about research in minority health and health disparities.  

National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports (AHRQ) Reports of trends for measures related to access to care, affordable care, care coordination, effective treatment, healthy living, patient safety, and person-centered care. 

Health Policy Organizations

Racial Equity and Health Policy (KFF)  Reports, issue briefs, data, polls about the intersection of race and health.

State Network Health Equity Resources (RWJF) Reports, issue briefs, commentary, webinars about racial and ethnic health disparities. 

Health Disparities (Commonwealth Fund) Tracks health insurance coverage, affordability, and health outcomes for Black, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander and Native Americans. Highlights policies and practices needed to achieve an antiracist health system that helps people of color to thrive.

Health Disparities Overview (NCSL) Discussion and exploration of state health policies to address health disparities.


See also: PUL Health and Racism Guide