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Top Health Policy Think Tanks – 2012 Update

See 2013 update

The 2012 list of top global and domestic public think tanks is out, updating last year’s rankings. The report indicates there are now 6603 think tanks worldwide, with 1823 of them in the U.S. The Brookings Institution was again named the top think tank worldwide.

The top-ranked health policy think tanks based in the U.S. were:

  1. Bloomberg School of Public Health Research Centers at Johns Hopkins
  2. Brookings Institution
  3. RAND Corporation
  4. American Enterprise Institute
  5. Center for Strategic and International Studies
  6. Council on Foreign Relations Global Health Program
  7. Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
  8. Center for Studying Health System Change
  9. Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard
  10. National Bureau for Economic Research
  11. Urban Institute
  12. Cato Institute
  13. Center for American Progress
  14. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Among the many other lists included in the report are these:

  • Top 55 think tanks in the U.S.
  • Top 30 health policy think tanks [global]
  • Top 80 domestic economic think tanks
  • Top social policy think tanks
  • Think tanks with the most innovative policy ideas/proposals
  • Best new think tanks
  • Thinks tanks with outstanding policy-oriented research programs
  • Think tanks with the most significant impact on public policy
  • Best university affiliated think tanks
  • Best for-profit think tanks
  • Best policy study/report produced by a think tank

The report also discusses trends and issues related to think tanks.

Source: McGann JG. 2012 Global Go To Think Tanks Report and and Policy Advice. Thank Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 28, 2013. http://gotothinktank.com/dev1/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2012_Global_Go_To_Think_Tank_Report_-_FINAL-1.28.13.pdf

Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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  1. […] Of the 30 top health policy think tanks ranked internationally in the report, these US-based organizations made the list and are repeats from last year’s ranking: […]

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