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AHCJ member benefit: Health Affairs

Online access to Health Affairs is free for AHCJ members. An individual subscription usually costs about $125 a year.

Health Affairs is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to health policy, much the same way JAMA is devoted to medical science. The journal is nonpartisan and covers both domestic U.S. and international issues. More than half of congressional staff on committees that oversee health care consult Health Affairs, and its articles have been cited in congressional testimony more than any other policy journal.

It is published six times a year by Project Hope, a charity organization started in 1958 with a donated U.S. Navy hospital ship. The journal also publishes articles on its Web site about once a week. The 25-year archive is online and includes every article ever published.

Recently published articles include:

  • Nurse Staffing in Hospitals: Is There a Business Case for Quality?
  • Health Spending Projections Through 2016
  • The Effects of Obesity, Smoking and Drinking on Medical Problems and Costs
  • Transforming the U.S. Child Health System

Sign up for access to Health Affairs. If you signed up last year, please do so again to continue using Health Affairs. Please note at the end of each December, you will receive an email from AHCJ with a new user name and password for the coming year.