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About the Journal

JAMA Health Forum is transitioning from a channel to a peer-reviewed journal. See the Announcement Editorial.

JAMA Health Forum is now accepting submissions. See the Instructions for Authors.

Submit your manuscript.

Why Publish in JAMA Health Forum?

Mission Statement

JAMA Health Forum is an international, peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal that addresses health policy and strategies affecting medicine, health, and health care. The journal publishes original research, evidence-based reports, and opinion about national and global health policy; innovative approaches to health care delivery; and health care economics, access, quality, safety, equity, and reform. Health policy leaders contribute timely and insightful commentary via the JAMA Forum, and news briefs cover major reports released by government agencies, foundations, health-policy think tanks, and other policy-focused organizations. JAMA Health Forum is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications. The journal also presents curated health policy content from across the JAMA Network, including JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, and other JAMA Network journals.

About the Channel

The JAMA Health Forum channel includes timely blog posts on important health policy matters.

Mission Statement

JAMA Health Forum is an online channel that addresses health policy and health strategy issues affecting medicine and health care. This channel presents curated health policy content from across the JAMA Network, including JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, other JAMA Network journals, and the JAMA Forum, an online blog that has published weekly posts by leaders in health policy since 2012. JAMA Health Forum also features additional editorial comment on original research, opinion, and clinical recommendations that have implications for national and global health policy; innovative approaches to health care delivery; and health care economics, quality, safety, equity, and reform. News briefs cover major reports released by government agencies, foundations, health-policy think tanks, and other policy-focused organizations. An active group of bloggers who are leaders in health policy, some of whom contribute regularly to the JAMA Forum, provide timely and insightful commentary.

Our vision is to create a digitally accessible website that curates health policy and health strategy content from across the JAMA Network and informs key health policies affecting medicine and health care.

Channel Instructions for Authors

Editors

  • John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP

    John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP
    Editor

    Dr John Ayanian is the inaugural Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, the Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Professor of Public Policy, and a practicing general internist. He previously served as Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy at Harvard University and has published over 300 articles on health care quality, health disparities, and health policy. Dr Ayanian is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, American Society for Clinical Investigation, and Association of American Physicians, and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He has received the John Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Distinguished Investigator Award from AcademyHealth.

  • Melinda B. Buntin, PhD

    Melinda B. Buntin, PhD
    Deputy Editor

    Dr Buntin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy, and the Mike Curb Chair for Health Policy at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. She was previously Deputy Assistant Director for Health at the US Congressional Budget Office where she evaluated legislative proposals and directed studies related to health care financing, including reports on prescription drugs under Part D, beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and care coordination demonstrations. Prior to that Dr Buntin was Deputy Director of RAND Health's Economics, Financing, and Organization Program, Director of Public Sector Initiatives for RAND Health, and Co-Director of the Bing Center for Health Economics. Her research at RAND focused on insurance benefit design, health insurance markets, provider payment, and the care use and needs of the elderly. Dr Buntin's work at Vanderbilt is focused on health care delivery and costs, with an emphasis on improving the value created by the health care system. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s Board on Health Care Services.

  • Julie M. Donohue, PhD
    Associate Editor

    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

  • Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, MBA
    Associate Editor

    Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation, Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD
    Statistical Editor

    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

  • Joan Stephenson, PhD
    Consulting Editor

Additional Editors and Publishers

JAMA Health Forum is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications.

JAMA Health Forum does not hold itself responsible for statements made by any contributor. All articles published, including opinion articles, represent the views of the authors and do not reflect the policy of the JAMA Health Forum, the American Medical Association, or the institution with which the author is affiliated, unless otherwise indicated.

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