Our healing touch as Health Care Workers has comforted countless numbers of patients throughout our careers, but where is our comfort? Is mandatory overtime, lack of staffing and unsafe practices within the workplace leaving you dismayed? Are your concerns falling on deaf ears, or even criticized? There is a voice like yours. It speaks, not through one, but through millions. Who suffers most with these unsafe practices.....the patient and the patient's families. Don't let this happen to YOU!
The Center for Studying Health System Change is a Washington-based research organization dedicated to studying how the country's health care systems are changing and how those changes are affecting people at the community level. The Center's major project -- the Community Tracking Study -- is collecting data through surveys and site visits in a random sample of communities.
Americans for Medical Progress counters the animal rights movement's attack on medical research.
Information and news for consumer oriented reforms in health care system.
UHCAN! was formed in 1992 as a nationwide network of individuals and organizations, both local and national, committed to achieving health care for all. UHCAN! provides a national resource center and facilitates information sharing and the development of strategies for Health Care Justice.
www.health.gov is a portal to the web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal Departments.
Featuring bibliography of health care policy publications as well as information about projects, faculty, staff and employment for the department.
The Information for State Health Policy site was created to increase awareness of the Information for State Health Policy Program, to serve as a model for the use of electronic communication to disseminate health information by state health agencies, and to provide information on health issues and activities of the program's state grantees.
Since 1979, the Intergovernmental Health Policy Project has been America's only independent, university-based organization devoted solely to research and reporting on health care policy at the state and local levels.
Website of the California organization dedicated to securing equal access to health care and insurance for all people.
Medical Technology & Practice Patterns Institute (MTPPI) is a nonprofit organization established in 1986 to conduct research on the clinical, economic, and social implications of new and emerging health care technologies. MTPPI's research is directed toward the formulation and implementation of local, national, and international health care policies.
MROCC, formed in 1992 to set a professional standard of excellence formedical review officers (MROs), recognizes competence of those physicians who have developed specialized knowledge and are proficient in the performance of the essential duties of the MRO.
Several articles on patients rights covering areas such as nursing homes, hospitals, funeral planning and advance directives.
Introduced by Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle in the Senate on March 31, 1998, the Patients' Bill of Rights would guarantee patients greater access to information and necessary care including access to needed specialists and emergency rooms, guarantee a fair appeals process when health plans deny care, expand choice, protect the doctor-patient relationship and hold HMOs accountable for decisions that end up harming patients.