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Survey about U.S. Role in Global Health Reports That Americans Want Take Care of Problems at Home First in a Recession, But Say Don’t Cut Funding For Global Health and Development

Two-thirds of the public supports maintaining (39%) or increasing (26%) U.S. government funding to improve health in developing countries, while fewer than a quarter (23%) say the government is spending too much on global health, according to this survey of the American people’s attitudes towards U.S. global health and development…

Survey Brief: Views and Experiences with HIV Testing in the U.S.

This survey brief, based on the 2009 Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS, takes a deeper look at the U.S. public’s attitudes towards and reported experiences with HIV testing, including which groups are most likely to report being tested for HIV, reasons for being tested or not being tested, communications with…

HIV/AIDS At 30: A Public Opinion Perspective

As the HIV/AIDS epidemic marks its thirtieth year, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted its eighth large-scale national survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS. Key findings include: Reported HIV testing rates are flat since 1997, including among some key groups at higher risk. Thirty years into the epidemic, there is a declining…

HIV/AIDS in Georgia

Two reports – “Survey of Georgia Residents on HIV/AIDS” and “Georgia's Minority Health and Health Disparities Report – Facing a Crisis” – show the disproportionate impact HIV is having on minorities in Georgia, and important differences in how minorities view HIV/AIDS compared to whites. The reports were released at a…

Health News Index – May/June 2003

The Health News Index measures public attention to and knowledge about leading health stories covered in the news between May 1-30. The Health News Index is designed to help news media and people in the health field gain a better understanding of which health stories Americans are following and what…

Sex Education in America – Summary

A new project by National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University's Kennedy School examines Americans' views on sex education in the nations public schools. The project reviews whether Americans think sex education should be taught in school, what kind of sex education should be taught, and surveys…

Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS, Part One: Global HIV/AIDS – Summary and Chartpack

These survey findings of Americans’ views on global HIV/AIDS are part of Kaiser’s national “Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS,” conducted in spring 2004. Other portions of the national survey will be released this summer. This portion of the survey explores such issues as foreign aid, general knowledge about the global…

Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS – Part Two: HIV Testing Toplines

These survey findings of Americans’ views on HIV testing are part of Kaiser’s national “Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS,” conducted in spring 2004. It explores such issues as how many adults report ever having been tested and talk to their doctor about HIV/AIDS, as well as misconceptions and stigma about…

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina Video not playing? Launch in external player. The low-speed version of this video, extended interviews with survivors and a related film, “Voices of the Storm: Health Care After Katrina,” are available here. August 29, 2006, marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic…