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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Established in 1948, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy dedicated to providing the best possible information and analysis on the major health issues facing the nation to policy makers, the media, and the public. It is primarily an operating foundation that develops and runs its own research and communications programs, often in partnership with outside organizations. More about the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The Kaiser Family Foundation operates four Web sites:
The Kaiser Family Foundation's main Web site provides complete access to the Foundation's reports, surveys, issue briefs, charts, and fact sheets containing in-depth analysis and the public's views on timely and critical issues such as increasing health care costs, global HIV/AIDS, racial disparities, women's health policy, the rising numbers of uninsured, Medicare reform, and how states' fiscal situations are affecting Medicaid.
Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news organization dedicated to in depth coverage of health care policy and politics, provides coverage of health policy issues and developments at the federal and state levels, in the health care marketplace and health care delivery system. KHN also provides daily summaries of news coverage of health from across the nation, original programming from Kaiser's broadcast studio, and a broad range of commentary from contributing writers and experts. KHN provides opportunities for health care journalists to produce in-depth work and a vehicle to distribute it through collaborations with major news organizations and on its Web site.
State Health Facts Online provides up-to-date and easy-to-use health information and data on all 50 states, covering a broad range of topics including health insurance coverage and the uninsured, state legislative policies, Medicaid, Medicare, health care costs, prescription drugs, health status, and population demographics. The information can be displayed as tables or color-coded maps, and raw data may be downloaded for custom analyses.
KaiserEDU provides a wealth of information that can be used as an integral part of an academic course or as an additional source for independent research. The information, compiled from the Foundation's work and from the larger health policy community, is presented in a variety of online formats, including text, graphics, slideshows, and webcasts, in order to provide a full array of multimedia tools for different methods of teaching and learning.

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Out-Of-Pocket Costs Put HIV Prevention Drug Out of Reach for Many at Risk

While public health officials are expanding efforts to get PrEP into the hands of those at risk, they are hitting roadblocks -- the drug's price tag, which has surged in recent years, and changes in insurance coverage.

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Low-Income HIV Patients Fear Coverage Gains May Slip Away

"I will die if I don't have access to my medication and treatment, and it's not pretty," Tami Haught says. "I've seen it. It's not an easy death."

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Younger, Childless Individuals and Men More Likely to Drop Out of HIV Treatment in South Africa

News sources report on a study published in PLOS ONE that examines why HIV-positive people in South Africa drop out of treatment.

Counsel & Heal: Young, Male, Childless Most Likely to Quit HIV Treatment


"Treatment is extremely important for curb...

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U.S. Census Bureau Updates World HIV/AIDS Database

"The U.S. Census Bureau announced \this week] that it had updated its world HIV/AIDS database to include new data on more than 100 countries, including China, Ghana, Ethiopia, India and Cameroon," the [Los Angeles Times reports. "The U.S. Census Bur...

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Opinion Pieces Address U.K.'s Global Fund Pledge, Organization's Work Against AIDS, TB, Malaria

On Monday, the U.K. announced it would donate £1 billion ($1.6 billion) over the next three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. However, disbursement of the funds is dependent upon other donors dedicating enough funding ...

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Global Fund Poised to Defeat "Big Three" Infectious Diseases, but More Funding Necessary

"Starting in late September, leaders of the world's governments will meet at the United Nations to discuss, among other issues, how much money to allocate to the Global Fund"; to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Huffington Post's "Impact"; b...

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PEPFAR Reauthorization "Rests With Congress," OGAC Official Says

Speaking at a briefing on Tuesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Julia Martin said "\t]he decision about whether to reauthorize [PEPFAR] 'rests with Congress. ... Wh...

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Kaiser Family Foundation Publishes Report on Donor Funding for Health in Low- & Middle-Income Countries

The Kaiser Family Foundation on Wednesday published a new report (.pdf), titled "Donor Funding for Health in Low- & Middle-Income Countries, 2002-2010," that "tracks the most recently available data on funding from donor governments, including the Un...

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More Than 40 CEOs Urge 45 Countries to Lift HIV Travel Restrictions

In a joint initiative headed by GBC Health, UNAIDS, and Levis Strauss & Co., more than 40 CEOs have signed a pledge urging 45 countries to repeal policies and laws restricting travel for people living with HIV, reports (Doheny, 11/28). "...

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Huffington Post's "Global Motherhood" Section Features Opinion Pieces on Maternal Health to Recognize Mother's Day

The Huffington Post's "Global Motherhood" section continues to publish opinion pieces on maternal health to recognize Mother's Day. Two of those pieces are summarized below.

Elizabeth Gore, Huffington Post "Global Motherhood": Gore, director of glob...