Health & Medical Care Archive

Ann Arbor, MI,  MI 
United States
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About the Health and Medical Care Archive

Affiliations, Content, and Goals

The Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA) is the data archive of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) , the largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care in the United States. Operated by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan with funding from RWJF, HMCA preserves and disseminates data collected by selected research projects funded by RWJF and facilitates secondary analyses of the data. The data collections in HMCA primarily includes large-scale surveys of the American public about public health, attitudes towards health reform, and access to medical care; surveys of health care professionals and organizations, public health professionals, and nurses; evaluations of innovative programs for the delivery of health care, and many other topics and populations of interest. Our goal is to build a culture of health by increasing the understanding of health and health care and the factors that contribute to health in the United States through secondary analysis of RWJF-supported data collections.

Submission Procedures

RWJF requires many of the research projects that it funds to deposit their data with HMCA. RWJF is not directly responsible for the collection, preparation, or analysis of the data that are submitted to HMCA. In collaboration with HMCA, the timely submission of these data collections is closely monitored by RWJF. HMCA provides consultation to RWJF grantees on the preparation of their data collections in a manner optimal for secondary analysis. Grantees should see the Deposit Data page for more information.

Data User Services

HMCA provides the following services to assist data users:

  • Database of curated RWJF-funded health data
  • Online analysis of selected studies
  • Assistance with retrieval and use of data files from HMCA
  • Bibliographic citations to publications based on research data in HMCA
  • Information regarding understanding and using research data

Data Depositor Services

HMCA provides the following services to assist data depositors:

  • Technical assistance with data preparation
  • Consultation on data collections to enhance the quality of the data for analysis
  • Confidentiality reviews of data
  • Curation and archival services

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