This guide provides links to official sources of government information on public policy and statistics relating to health care.






United States

International Organizations (useful for comparative statistics)

International Health Policy Center (non-governmental)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (non-governmental)

 Canada - Federal:

Canada - Provincial:

Provincial health legislation can usually be found on the websites of departments of health for each province and territory. Click on the map to go directly to a provincial health agency.


United States

Canada -Federal:

Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Department of Finance

The CHT and CST are federal transfers which support specific policy areas such as health care, post-secondary education, social assistance and social services, early childhood development and childcare which impact issues of health and well-being.

Health Canada

Health Council of Canada (Archived content)

Funded by Health Canada, the Health Council operates as an independent nonprofit agency, with members of the corporation being the ministers of health of the participating jurisdictions.

  • Publications focus on six priority areas – the health of Canadians, primary health care, pharmaceuticals management, home care, health human resources and wait times

Parliament of Canada

Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health

Public Health Agency

Canada -Provincial:

Quick links to health ministries for provinces and territories  (via Health Canada)


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia



Prince Edward Island





Eastern Ontario Health Unit




United Kingdom

  • Department of Health Publications and statistics Current and selected older DH publications, including statistical reports, surveys, press releases, circulars and legislation, are available including information on Health care policies (Archived content)

United States


European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe

European Union

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Pan-American Health Organization

United Nations

World Bank

World Health Organization


  • Health Map (brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
    • Chronic Disease Infobase maps (Archived content) for health indicators including demographics, morbidity, mortality, risk factors and health services.
  • World Bank
    • World Databank to generate a variety of health related maps, tables and charts.
  • World Health Organization 


United States



Canadian Museum of Civilization