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Kaiser Family Foundation: Health News and Information

Kaiser both provides health policy news and information — giving free access to health policy news to level the playing field for access to information — and assists working journalists to improve the coverage of health in the mainstream media.

Through Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news organization dedicated to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics, we provide high-quality, coverage of health policy issues and developments at the federal and state levels, in the health care marketplace and health care delivery system. KHN provides new opportunities for health care journalists to produce in-depth work and a new vehicle to distribute it through collaborations with major news organizations and on its Web site. 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 perspectives from contributing writers and experts.

Through our other specialized Web sites, statehealthfacts.org and kaiserEDU.org, — as well as our online tools and gateways, we are a synthesizer and broker of data and information, providing timely and easy access to health news and facts worldwide.

We also have a long-standing commitment to helping journalists keep policymakers and the public well informed. Since 1993, when we began our principal fellowship program for journalists interested in U.S. health policy, hundreds of journalists have conducted in-depth reporting projects and participated in seminars, briefings, and site visits to gain extensive, firsthand knowledge about major health issues in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to our fellowship program for established reporters and editors in the U.S., we also run a large internship program for young minority journalists interested in specializing in health reporting. For journalists outside the U.S. reporting on HIV/AIDS, we organize briefings and frontline site visits, provide reporting materials, and sponsor travel/project awards for local journalists to do in-depth projects.