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Alliance for Health Reform
Non-partisan non-profit has info, workshops, journalist's sourcebook, issue briefs and links .

American Association of Health Plans
Trade association for HMOs and similar health plans.

Association of Health Care Journalists
Membership group for journalists covering health issues.

BCBS Technology Evaluation Center
Blue Cross reviews of effectiveness of treatments, medical devices; a good crosscheck.

Center for Health Care Strategies
Advocacy and research group has story ideas, background and sources.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Formerly HCFA, has info on Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance programs, plus local contacts.

Commonwealth Fund
Research and advocacy group has online studies, e-mail alerts, contacts sorted by topic.

Community Health Leaders
Robert Wood Johnson program that recognizes people who deliver health care to underserved populations. Check for story ideas and contacts (searchable by topic and by state).

Consumer's Union
Consumer advocacy group's health care page.

Covering Health Issues
Nonprofit sourcebook has story ideas, contacts, and tips for TV and radio journalists. Tips now available in Spanish:

Covering the Quality of Health Care
Resource guide for reporters with quick reference info, background and links.

Duke University's Health Policy Cyberexchange
Searchable information on key policy issues and a guide to "who's who" in health policy.

Non-profit health services research group, evaluates medical technology

Electronic Policy Network
Links to releases on health policy from various advocacy groups.

Families USA
Advocacy group offers state-by-state resources on health policy issues.

Health and Human Services
Links to reports from the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Health Insurance Association of America
Trade and lobbying group for health insurance companies.

Health News Review
Non-profit studies reporting on health, defines concepts reporters should understand when reporting on research studies.

Health Policy Tracking Service
State-level information, from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Improving Medical Journalism
A reading list from former reporter Gary Schwitzer, now at the University of Minnesota.

Kaiser Family Foundation

Research and analysis of health care issues, sorted by topic, plus daily e-mail update list and video briefings.

Kaiser Network
Kaiser Foundation news site with daily updates and in-depth coverage of health issues.

State Health Facts
Searchable health data on all 50 states, from Kaiser Family Foundation.

Stateline: Healthcare
Online news service tracks reporting on healthcare issues around the country.

United Health Foundation-State Rankings
Annual report ranks states on health measures.



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