Additional Resources

This page provide links and mission statements to the external resources used throughout the Comparative Health Policy Library.

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) is dedicated to publication of original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health. The mission of the Journal is to advance public health research, policy, practice, and education.

BMC Health Services Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of health services research, including delivery of care, management of health services, assessment of healthcare needs, measurement of outcomes, allocation of healthcare resources, evaluation of different health markets and health services organizations, international comparative analysis of health systems, health economics and the impact of health policies and regulations. 

is one of the world's oldest general medical journals. Its first weekly edition was published on 3 October 1840. Once called the British Medical Journal, the title was changed to The BMJ in 2014. It is published weekly and peer-reviewed. 


The Commonwealth Fund — among the first private foundations started by a woman philanthropist, Anna M. Harkness — was established in 1918 with the broad charge to enhance the common good. Today, the mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, helps vaccinate almost half the world’s children against deadly and debilitating infectious disease.

Health Affairs is peer-reviewed journal that explores the health policy issues of current concern in domestic and international spheres. Its mission is to serve as a high-level, nonpartisan forum to promote analysis and discussion on improving health and health care, and to address such issues as cost, quality, and access.

Health Policy is a monthly peer-reviewed journal intended to be a vehicle for the exploration and discussion of health policy and health system issues and is aimed in particular at enhancing communication between health policy and system researchers, legislators, decision-makers and professionals concerned with developing, implementing, and analysing health policy, health systems and health care reforms, primarily in high-income countries outside the U.S.A.

The Health Policy and Planning journal publishes health policy and systems research focusing on low- and middle-income countries. It is published 10 times a year.

The Lancet is an independent, international weekly general medical journal. Founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley, the journal strives to make science widely available so that medicine can serve, and transform society, and positively impact the lives of people.

The New York Times is a morning daily newspaper published in New York City. It has long been the newspaper of record in the United States. Its mission is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. The New York Times has created a "tournament" called The Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would You Pick? to help readers decide which developed country has the best health care system.

National Public Radio (NPR) is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human. Through its network of member stations, NPR makes local stories national, national stories local, and global stories personal.

Founded in 1923, TIME Magazine has been one of the most authoritative and informative guide to what is happening in current affairs, politics, business, health, science and entertainment.

UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. UNICEF across more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

Vox explains the news. We live in a world of too much information and too little context. Too much noise and too little insight. Its journalist candidly shepherd audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters. Vox has created a series to explore what the US can learn from other countries' health care systems. 

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices, WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere.

The World Bank consists of five institutions and is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

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