Health Policy

Providing research, insight and analysis on key issues affecting health and health care in the United States.

Latest Health Affairs/RWJF Health Policy Issue Briefs


Drug Shortages

September 24, 2014 | Issue Brief

Government and private-sector leaders have struggled to address persistent drug shortages driven by complex market forces.


Employee Choice for Health Coverage

September 18, 2014 | Issue Brief

In some of the Affordable Care Act’s SHOP Marketplaces, small-business employees can select health coverage from among multiple insurers. By 2016, the option is expected to be available nationwide.


What Determines How Healthy You Are?

August 21, 2014 | Story

Five major categories of health determinants include genetics, behavior, social circumstances, environmental and physical influences, and medical care. Learn why Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is investing more in non-clinical prevention.


Brief: Electronic Health Records Needs to Operate Across Systems

August 11, 2014 | Issue Brief

There has been a great investment and considerable growth in electronic health records, but a big problem remains: it’s still too difficult to share information across systems for cost-effective, patient-centered care in the United States.

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Public Opinion Polling

Polling the Nation

Working with the Harvard School of Public Health and National Public Radio, RWJF conducts nationwide polls on important health policy issues.

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