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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health News Index January/February 2002

Health News Index January/February, 2002 The January/February 2002 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/ Harvard School of Public Health Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including the public s knowledge of the ongoing anthrax investigation and prescription drug discount cards. The Health News…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sexual Activity and Substance Use Among Youth

Teens and young adults face many pressures and decisions involving alcohol, drugs, and sexual activity decisions that often occur simultaneously. Almost one quarter of sexually active young people aged 15-24 report having sex without a condom because they were drinking or using drugs at the time. These findings are from…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Barriers to Medicaid Enrollment for Seniors: Findings from 10 Focus Groups with Low-Income Seniors

Medicaid coverage substantially improves access to health care and lessens the financial burden of medical care for low-income seniors, but the program currently reaches only half of all poor Medicare beneficiaries. This report presents findings of focus groups with low-income seniors in an effort to understand barriers to enrollment for…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

A Study of Media Coverage of Health Policy 1997-2000

The debate over President Clinton’s national health care reform plan put health care policy at the forefront of the national agenda in 1993 and 1994. After the end of that debate, it remained to be seen whether or not health policy would hold the media’s and the public s interest…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Toplines for the Kaiser Health News Index: 2001

Complete Survey Toplines for the Kaiser Health News Index: 2001The Kaiser Health News Index is designed to provide key tracking information on public opinion about health care topics to journalists, policymakers and the general public.January/FebruaryMarch/AprilMay/JuneJuly/AugustSeptember/OctoberNovember/December

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Generation Rx.com: How Young People Use the Internet for Health Information

The Internet has become a daily part of life especially for younger Americans. Teens as well as adults are now going online to look for health information. What exactly are young people looking for? Do they trust what they find? Is it influencing what they talk about with their peers,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health News Index November/December 2001

Health News Index November/December, 2001 The November/December 2001 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including the public s knowledge of bioterrorism threats, anthrax and smallpox. The Health News Index is designed to help…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survey on Civil Liberties

A survey by National Public Radio, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government shows that the vast majority of Americans are willing to forgo some civil liberties to fight terrorism and that they trust the government to do the right thing in carrying out the fight. However,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Talking with Voters About the Uninsured

Ten focus groups were conducted with voters April through July 2001, prior to the tragedies of September 11th and broad public recognition of an economic slowdown. The report, Effective Language and Themes for Talking About the Uninsured, finds that at that time: voters were still surprised by basic facts about…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Surveys on Experiences of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals and the Public’s Views Related to Sexual Orientation

New Surveys on Experiences of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals and the Public’s Views Related to Sexual OrientationAlthough more than three quarters (76%) of lesbians, gays and bisexuals believe there is greater acceptance today, roughly equal numbers (74%) report that they have experienced prejudice and discrimination, and about one third (32%)…

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