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HED 320 The U.S. Health Care System: Non-governmental Sources

All are welcome to use this guide to learn about healthcare in the United States.

Blogs and Websites


While I expect all students in this course to carefully identify the difference between opinion and belief on the one hand, and reliable facts on the other hand, not all authors of blogs and websites are as careful.  Therefore, when you communicate about health care policy,

  • use and cite peer-reviewed professional or scientific literature when you communicate facts.
  • use blogs, popular press, and websites to illustrate popular, political, and creative thought.
  • make it easy for persons reading your writing to tell the difference between facts and opinion.

Health professionals have a moral, ethical, and sometimes legal obligation to communicate factual health information.

The collection of information resources on this page also begin to illustrate the complex mix of "players" in the political process used by a free society to shape the future and protect the past.


Foundations, Think Tanks, and Political Parties (more exist)

Voluntary Health Organizations (many more exist)