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UMMS Health Policy Path of Excellence - An Information Resource Starter Kit

Find information resources, skills and strategies to support the University of Michigan Medical School's Health Policy Path of Excellence.


Welcome to the research guide for the Path of Excellence for Health Policy.  Below are some examples of ways I can partner with you:

  • Provide tailored information-seeking consultations
  • Teach advanced information-seeking techniques
  • Help with your literature search
  • Orient you to services and resources available through UM

Resource Spotlight: PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts." Allows you to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily. The tool is organized into general categories including demographics, income and spending, housing, lending activity, quality of life, economy, education, health, federal guidelines, and other analysis.

Recent Health Reform Articles (PubMed)

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Tips for Matching Tool to Need

Use this resource table to begin thinking about how you might match tool categories to your specific information needs.  

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