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 11, 2014 | Issue Brief

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


The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health Outcomes

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.



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.


Site-Neutral Payments

July 24, 2014 | Issue Brief

This brief explains the origins of these differential payments and the debate over approaches that have been proposed for developing so-called site-neutral payments.

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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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