On March 1, 2011, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a town hall-style forum with Lois Quam, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), to listen to global health community perspectives on the progress of the initiative to date and discuss what the future of the U.S.…
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Senator Frist, currently a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, has published a memoir, A Heart to Serve in
which he describes how “medicine can truly be a currency for peace in our world.”
This report provides an overview of the Department of Defense’s infectious disease efforts related to global health. The report looks at how DoD’s infectious disease activities are organized internally and coordinated with other U.S. government agencies and partners.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has produced three documentaries to mark the 40th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. The documentaries examine the social needs that led policymakers to create these programs, the expectations of what they would achieve and the reality of these programs today. Key policymakers, staff officials and members…
As one of the cornerstones of global health, widespread immunization through vaccines is critical to reducing child mortality and eradicating polio, two goals endorsed by the international community and particularly emphasized by the U.S. government. This live, interactive webcast explores the importance of vaccines in global child survival efforts, including the role of the U.S. government, the GAVI Alliance, and NGOs. Panelists discuss the current state of childhood immunization, global investments in vaccines, and the opportunities and challenges faced by key stakeholders. This webcast is part of “U.S. Global Health Policy: In Focus”, a Kaiser Family Foundation studio webcast series devoted to discussing current and critical issues facing the U.S.
The Kaiser Family Foundation held a May 25 briefing to explore the rollout of the U.S. government’s Global Health Initiative (GHI) on the ground, with a particular focus on the recently released GHI country-level strategies. The briefing examined progress and challenges in translating the GHI in the field and next…
This fact sheet describes U.S. government engagement in preparedness, surveillance, and response for global emerging infectious diseases.
This fact sheet provides an overview of key positions and officials serving in U.S. government departments and agencies whose responsibilities include global health policy and related areas.
In recent years, the U.S. government has paid increasing attention to the health and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals around the world, utilizing both multilateral and bilateral channels. Still, however, many LGBT individuals continue to face stigma, discrimination, and violence, both within and outside of the health sector, which compromise their ability to access needed health services and can adversely affect health status. Moreover, in many countries, the barriers faced by LGBT individuals include discriminatory laws and policies. To explore opportunities and challenges facing the U.S. government in this arena, the Kaiser Family Foundation convened two roundtable discussions of high-level experts working on global LGBT health and rights as well as those working more broadly on global health. This issue brief summarizes the main points of discussion raised by roundtable participants, focusing on opportunities, challenges, and potential next steps for the U.S. government to consider in addressing the health needs of LGBT individuals around the world. It also provides an overview of global LGBT health issues, and reviews U.S. government efforts to address global LGBT health to date.
As of August 14, 2014, the Ebola virus has infected an estimated 1,975 individuals across four countries in West Africa, leading to 1,069 deaths (including three Americans). The official reported numbers, frightening as they are, likely vastly underestimate the true magnitude of the outbreak. Ebola has severely impacted the daily…