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Is There Room for Conscience without Compromising Access? Are Affiliations Between Religious and Secular Health Care Organizations Threatening Access?

These resources were prepared for a briefing held for journalists in New York City on November 4, 1997 in New York City as part of a joint program by The Alan Guttmacher Institute, The Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Press Foundation. This program focused on mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, joint ventures, and other affiliations between Catholic and non-Catholic hospitals and health systems and the effect these affiliations have on access to reproductive health services.

Kaiser/Harvard National Survey of Americans’ Views on Managed Care

A survey of Americans’ attitudes toward managed care, including comparisons between consumers in managed care versus those in traditional fee-for-service plans. The survey was designed and analyzed by researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University and conducted by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates with 1,204 adults nationwide…

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, September/October 1997

The September/October 1997 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered by news media, including questions about AIDS, Condoms in Schools and Tobacco Companies. The survey was based on a national random sample of 1,007 Americans conducted October 17-21, 1997 which measures…

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, September/October 1997 – Toplines/Survey

New Survey FindingsHealth News Stories followed By The PublicSeptember/October 1997Matt James (415)854-9400Chris Ferris (202)347-5270The health-related story followed most closely by Americans during September was the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) request that drug manufacturers remove the diet drugs commonly known as phen-fen from the market. That story was followed very…

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…

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, August 1997 – Toplines/Survey

The Kaiser/Harvard Health News IndexJuly/August 1997Matt James (415)854-9400Chris Ferris (202)347-5270The Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index is designed to help the news media and people in the health care field gain a better understanding of which health stories in the news Americans are following and what they understand about the…

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, August 1997

New Survey FindingsAmericans’ Confidence in For-Profit Health Care DeclinesBut Many Still View For-Profit Health Care Organizations Favorably on Key CriteriaFor immediate release: August 21, 1997 Contact: Matt James or Heather BalasMenlo Park, CA — At a time when for-profit health care providers like Columbia/HCA are receiving increasing scrutiny and media…

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, August 1997-1308

The August, 1997 Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health issues covered in the news, including questions about the Non-profit and For-profit health care. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,000 American conducted July 1- 31, 1997. The Health News Index is…