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Top Health Policy Think Tanks – 2014 Update

The latest annual  ranking of think tanks globally has been published by The Lauder Institute’s Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Trends in the world of think tanks are discussed. There are now 6,618 think tanks worldwide, with 1,830 of them located in the U.S.

Once again, the Brookings Institution tops the list as best overall think tank in the world.

According to the report, the top-rated think tanks worldwide on domestic health policy issues are:

  1. Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research [UK]
  2. RAND Corporation
  3. Brookings Institution
  4. Bloomberg School of Public Health Research Centers
  5. Fraser Institute [Canada]
  6. Center for American Progress
  7. Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
  8. Cato Institute
  9. Urban Institute
  10. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  11. Mathematica Policy Research
  12. Center for Strategic and International Studies
  13. Civitas Institute for the Study of Civil Society [UK]
  14. Fundacion Mexicana para la Salud [Mexico]
  15. National Bureau of Economic Research

Also rated are the top thinks tanks for other areas of research and for special achievements, including:

  • International economic policy
  • Science and technology
  • Social policy
  • Best advocacy campaign
  • Best new idea or paradigm
  • Most innovative policy idea/proposal
  • Best policy study/report
  • Best think tank network
  • Best transdisciplinary research program
  • Best use of social networks
  • Best use of media
  • Most significant impact

Thinks tanks are ranked as well by affiliation categories: For-profit, government, university, and political party affiliation.

Source: 2014 Global go to think tank index report. Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Feb. 4, 2015. http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=think_tanks

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

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