The Budget Control Act of 2011 tasked members of a “Super Committee” to find at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade. Members did not reach an agreement by the November 23 deadline and as a result automatic spending cuts to defense and entitlement programs are set…
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The Alliance for Health Reform and the Commonwealth Fund co-sponsored this briefing to examine the quasi-governmental authorities that Germany, the Netherlands and France have established to control health care costs, oversee quality, and regulate insurance and provider payment. How and why have these quasi-governmental authorities come into being? What is…
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.”
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.…
On Wednesday, June 13, at 12:00 p.m. ET (noon), the Foundation held a live, interactive webcast to examine recent changes at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the implications for U.S. global health policy. A panel of experts discussed the Global Fund’s recent funding challenges and reorganization,…
This event examines the role of the Department of Defense (DoD) in global health and how it intersects with the global health efforts of the U.S. government (USG) and other organizations.
This fact sheet describes U.S. government engagement in preparedness, surveillance, and response for global emerging infectious diseases.
Departments/Agencies Key Positions Official White House/Executive Office of the President Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs/ National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Designate Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs and Development, International Economics Caroline Atkinson, Designate Director, Office of Management &…
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.
Kaiser Family Foundation Forum: World Progress in Maternal and Child Health, and the Future Role for the U.S.
This webcast captures the May 24, 2010, forum examining progress in improving maternal and child health worldwide, and the role on the U.S. in pursuing those efforts.