U.S. Health Care
Health care is one of the most important topics in American politics and society today. Use this Web guide to find information on the government and non-government health care organizations that seek to educate and heal the American public. You’ll find resources for health care news, as well as information on where the current presidential candidates stand on health care issues.
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The United States government is not solely responsible for the health care of its citizens. As a result, many private institutions have emerged to facilitate greater health care availability and education for the American public. Below are some organizations that specialize in health care policy research, as well as groups striving to help American citizens by fulfilling immediate health care needs.
- There are thousands of private and nonprofit organizations dedicated to health care. We’ve recommended a few that represent different sides of the health care perspective, including organizations that accredit health care institutions and nonprofits that seek to bring health care to individuals.
- If you want to learn as much as possible about the issues surrounding health care today, visit the organizations that represent the medical community: learning how health care professionals perceive the issues can broaden your perspective, even if the information seems technical or complex.
For organizations that accredit health care institutions …
The Joint Commission
reviews and assesses medical organizations to ensure that U.S. citizens are receiving high-quality health care. Look for news and information about health care topics aimed at health care professionals and organizations.
For organizations that seek to improve American health care …
The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC)
works to enhance health care opportunities for American citizens. Visit “Facts About Health Care
,” for specific data and analysis, or go to “Press Releases
” to research the organization’s agenda. Articles that mention NCHC or were written by NCHC staff members are frequently published in newspapers like The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and the New York Times; look for a list of such articles in the “Materials
The Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
is dedicated to improving health care opportunities for underprivileged individuals. Browse the Center’s “Issue Areas” on the left sidebar to learn more about what the organization does.
Minority Healthcare Communications Inc.
works to enhance health care for African-Americans and Latinos. The organization frequently holds conferences and events to educate the public on health care issues. For a schedule of upcoming conferences, visit MHCC Events
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