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HSM 4440: Health Policy and Politics

This guide provides research support for your Health Policy and Politics assignments.

Health Services Research Resources


  • Commonwealth Fund -  Information on health policy, health reform, policy improvement
  • Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)  - Credible, non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis
  • RAND COMPARE  - COMPARE offers objective analyses of policy options currently being used, considered, or discussed by public and private policymakers
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Information about the programs they support to improve public health, access, quality of care, etc.



Researching United States Supreme Court Cases

Supreme Court of the United States:

FindLaw:  Supreme Court Opinions: 

LII – Legal Information Institute:

Researching Federal Cases

Federal Courts Finder:

Map of the Federal Judiciary:

Cornell’s LII Institute Recent Federal Opinions:

Understanding the Federal Courts :

Researching States Cases

Cornell’s Law By Source – State:

D’Angelo Law Library: State Law and Government:

FindLaw: Cases and Codes:

Rutgers Law School NJ Courts Search:

Researching Federal Statutes

Constitution of the United States:

THOMAS Public Laws - 93rd Congress to present:

GPO Access Public Laws-104th Congress to present:

see also

Library of Congress’s U.S. Statutes at Large:    

United States Code on GPO Access:

Cornell’s LII – US Code Collection:

Law Databases

The Public Library of Law:




Health Law Associations

Website Resources

National Institute for Healthcare Reform

This organization is a nonprofit entity that specifically conducts health care policy research that impacts health care delivery in the United States and its management.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation''s RWJF DataHub

An information visualization tool and users can share, customize and search varied health statistics.

The MSU Extension Affordable Care Act Roadmap helps users understand their choices under the ACA and to make cogent selections for health insurance plans.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

This website surveys and analyzes legislation by state to identify issues impacting health care and health care agencies

The World Health Organization is an authoritative body for health within the United Nations, responsible for providing leadership on global health matters.

The Fogarty International Center is a research organization and the website has several rich aggregates of metadata on global health and global health policies.

Healthcare Quality and Policy Law