The November/December 2000 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/HarvardSchool of Public Health, Health News Index includes questions about how closely the public is following major health stories covered in the news during November. It also includes a year 2000 summary of the stories Americans followed most closely and looks specifically…
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Gynecological services are vital for women throughout their lifetimes. Pap smears, breast exams, counseling, and contraceptive care are important preventive services, but women often do not get these at levels recommended by experts. This fact sheet summarizes coverage of gynecological care and contraceptives. It focuses on women’s use of services,…
Immigrants’ Access to Health Care After Welfare Reform: Findings from Focus Groups in Four Cities-1608
Immigrants' Access to Health Care After Welfare Reform: Findings from Focus Groups in Four CitiesA new analysis of focus groups in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Antonio reveal immigrants' knowledge of and attitudes toward public programs such as Medicaid and CHIP. Themes explored include current health coverage, participation…
This background paper discusses the coverage of prescription drugs through the Medicaid program. Some of the issues addressed include who is eligible to receive drugs, how drug coverage is paid for, and how much money states spend on drugs.Background Paper
SexSmarts “Safer Sex”, Condoms and “the Pill” Survey SummaryThis is a summary of the second SexSmarts snapshot, a nationally representative survey of teens on their knowledge and attitudes about “safer sex” and contraception. The survey was developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation and seventeen magazine.Summary
As part of an on-going public information partnership called SexSmarts, seventeen and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally-representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 on issues related to their sexual health. This survey examines teens’ knowledge and attitudes about “safer sex” and contraception (November 2000). Summary of Findings (.pdf) Toplines/Survey (.pdf)
The Vital Signs Index Survey: No. 1Topline ResultsToplines/Survey
Emergency Contraception on the Drug Store Shelves?Will it Happen? And What Would It Mean for “The Pill”?
The debate over whether women should be able to get “the pill” without a prescription has been going on quietly for years. Now, some women’s health advocates are asking if emergency contraception, birth control that can be used to prevent pregnancy after sex, should be available over-the-counter. The reason? While…
Third National Survey of Women’s Health Care Providers on Reproductive HealthThis national survey of women’s health care providers on reproductive health includes data on prescribing practices and discussion of contraceptive counseling, as well as demographic information.Survey Snapshot: Women’s Health Care Providers Experiences with Emergency Contraception Toplines/Survey: National Survey of Women’s…
A new report details how the practice of express lane eligibility, or utilizing information from other public benefit programs, can quicken the enrollment of low-income children into the Medicaid and CHIP programs.