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Hollywood & Health: Health Content in Entertainment Television

While the American public obtains content in a multimedia environment ranging from so called old media like newspapers to new media like blogs and online social networks, television maintains the ability to reach millions of people with relative ease. Popular primetime television’s primary purpose is to entertain the audience, but…

Views on the U.S. Role in Global Health Update: Chartpack

This is a chartpack of a survey that builds on the Foundation’s previous survey work in measuring Americans’ attitudes toward U.S. global health investments and priorities. The survey tracks some questions that were asked earlier in 2009, and delves into some new questions about specific areas of global health spending…

Talking about STDs with Health Professionals: Women’s Experiences – Report

Talking About STDs with Health Professionals Women's Experiences More than 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) other than HIV/AIDS, including three million among teenagers alone, occur every year. At current rates, at least one person in four will contract an STD at some point in his or…

Sex Education in America:  A View from Inside the Nation’s Classrooms

A series of new national surveys of students and their parents (1501 pairs), teachers (1001), and principals (313) from the Kaiser Family Foundation on Sex Education in America, was released on Tuesday, September, 26th, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Challenging the convention that Americans are reluctant to…

Latinos  Views of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years:  Findings from a National Survey

This report, Latinos Views of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years: Findings from a National Survey, examines Latinos views and knowledge of HIV/AIDS, including analysis by race/ethnicity, of trends over time, and among Latino subgroups. The report is based a nationally representative survey of 2,683 adults, ages 18 and older,…

Teens on Sex: What They Say Teens Today Need to Know, And Who They Listen To

A national random-sample telephone survey of 1,510 teenagers age 12-18, conducted for the Foundation by Princeton Survey Research Associates between March 28, 1996 and May 5, 1996. The survey finds that most teens have enough information about how girls get pregnant, but not how to use different kinds of birth…

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