Skip to Main Content

Public Health


United States

U.S. Government Accountability Office  performs audits and evaluations of programs and activities. 
      GAO Reports & Testimonies

U.S. Congressional Budget Office provides Congress nonpartisan analyses for economic and budget decisions
      Cost Estimates

Congressional Research Service Reports  CRS provides nonpartisan analytical research for Congress.

Congressional Research Services 

Legislation, Regulations & Policy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


California Research Bureau Reports  provides nonpartisan research to the Governor and the Legislature
      Studies in the News  Weekly compilation of policy-related items 

California Legislative Analyst's Office nonpartisan  fiscal and policy analysis
      LAO Publications Database

Little Hoover Commission  a bipartisan, independent body whose function is to promote efficiency, effectiveness and economy in state programs

California Senate Office of Research a bipartisan office of public-policy specialists which develops public policy initiatives for the California Senate.

      Publications by Policy Area



American Public Health Association Policy & Analysis

      Policy Statements

Think Tanks and Policy Institutes


Economic Success Clearinghouse (formerly Welfare Information Network) Resources about effective policies, programs and financing strategies that help low-income and working poor families.

Public Policy Institute of California A private, nonprofit organization dedicated to independent, objective, nonpartisan research on California's economic, social, and political issues.

National Conference of State Legislatures A bipartisan organization serving the lawmakers of the 50 states

State Policy & Legislation from The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems

CQ Researcher Comprehensive, unbiased reports and analysis of social and political issues.

Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley:
      American Public Policy: Academic & Research Sites 
      California Public Policy: California Ballot Measure Guides

Project Vote Smart's Ballot Measures
Links to interest groups and other web sites on a number of public policy issue areas.

National Association of Social Workers        California Chapter