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|Health Aff. (Millwood)|
|Discipline||Medicine, health care|
|Edited by||Susan Dentzer|
Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. (United States)
Health Affairs is a peer-reviewed healthcare journal established in 1981 by John K. Iglehart; since 2007, the editor-in-chief is Susan Dentzer. It was described by The Washington Post as "the bible of health policy".
Health Affairs explores health policy issues of current concern in domestic and international spheres. Its mission is to serve as a high-level, nonpartisan forum to promote analysis and discussion on improving health and health care, and to address such issues as cost, quality, and access.
Health Affairs is frequently cited by national media, including the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, network television and radio, and NPR.
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Narrative Matters is a personal-essay section. It was established in 1999 with Fitzhugh Mullan (George Washington University) as its original editor. Since 2006, it has been edited by Ellen Ficklen.
During its 12 years of history, Narrative Matters has published over 160 policy narratives on a wide-range of topics by well-known writers including Julia Alvarez, Alexander McCall Smith, and Abraham Verghese, by distinguished medical professionals and academics, as well as by patients. In 2006, the Johns Hopkins University Press published a selection of essays from Narrative Matters: "Narrative Matters: The Power of the Personal Essay in Health Policy" (eds. Fitzhugh Mullan, Ellen Ficklen, Kyna Rubin).
Since its inception, Narrative Matters has been funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. The Kellogg Foundation also funded several conferences that brought together present and future contributors to Narrative Matters.
- "Health Affairs -- About The Journal". Retrieved 2009-02-08.
- Pearlstein, Steven (January 12, 2005). "Consolidation: Health Care's Empty Promise". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
- "Health Affairs: Narrative Matters". Project HOPE: The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 6 April 2013.