Coming Soon: The JAMA Forum Is Moving

For nearly 8 years, the JAMA Forum has been providing expert commentary and insight into news that involves the intersection of health policy and politics, economics, and the law from a team of leading scholars, including health economists, experts in health policy and relevant legal issues, and others. Since we began publishing, issues such as access to health care, quality, and cost that affect the health of patients have become increasingly urgent.

In the coming weeks, the JAMA Forum will be moving to a new home, to become part of the JAMA Health Forum, a website that will serve as a new channel of health policy information. In addition to gathering health policy research articles, commentary, and multimedia (including podcasts and videos) from across the JAMA Network, the JAMA Health Forum will also feature interpretive commentary and analysis from John Z. Ayanian MD, MPP, Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy and director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, who will serve as Editor of this new channel; Melinda B. Buntin, PhD, Mike Curb Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, who will be Deputy Editor; and others.

The channel will also present additional commentary in the form of blog posts from experts on current events and significant developments related to health policy, as well as news summaries of major reports from entities such as national and international foundations and governmental and nongovernmental agencies. The JAMA Forum will continue to publish new blog posts on the channel, and its archive of older posts will remain available.

A recent editorial about the impetus behind and goals of the new channel, by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA and the JAMA Network, and Thomas J. Easley, Publisher, Periodical Publication, JAMA Network, is available at

Additional information can be found at, and interested readers can sign up for alerts about new health care policy content published from the JAMA Network.

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