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Pulling it Together: About Kaiser Health News

There is lots of apocalyptic talk these days about the collapse of the newspaper industry and the challenges facing news organizations.  There is even talk of the unimaginable, my hometown paper The Boston Globe shutting down. Surely they know that Red Sox Nation cannot exist without the Globe Sports pages.…

Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health

This report is based on a survey of Americans on the U.S. role in global health and was designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation. It was conducted January 26 through March 8, 2009 (before the international outbreak of the H1N1 influenza A virus), among…

Survey about U.S. Role in Global Health Reports That Americans Want Take Care of Problems at Home First in a Recession, But Say Don’t Cut Funding For Global Health and Development

Two-thirds of the public supports maintaining (39%) or increasing (26%) U.S. government funding to improve health in developing countries, while fewer than a quarter (23%) say the government is spending too much on global health, according to this survey of the American people’s attitudes towards U.S. global health and development…

The Global Health Video Library

The Global Health Video Library is a free, online service for journalists around the world who report on public health issues. The goal of the video library is to provide television reporters and filmmakers — particularly in low and middle income countries — with another tool to accomplish their work. The…

Addressing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at Home and Abroad: Short-Term Policy Options Under Consideration by the New Administration and Congress

This past summer, the United States government’s global HIV/AIDS program was reauthorized and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data indicating that the epidemic at home was worse than previously thought. These events called significant attention to HIV/AIDS and together present the new Administration and…

2008 Presidential Election Issue Spotlight: Global Health and HIV/AIDS

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, now President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain announced a number of policy proposals and positions related to global health and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, both globally and domestically. This document summarizes those positions as staked out during the presidential campaign. It is…

Behavior Change for HIV Prevention: (Re) Considerations for the 21st Century

The Global HIV Prevention Working Group issued a report, “Behavior Change for HIV Prevention: (Re) Considerations for the 21st Century.” The Global HIV Prevention Working Group is a panel of nearly 50 leading public health experts, clinicians, biomedical, and behavioral researchers, and people affected by HIV/AIDS, convened by the Bill &…

Reauthorization of PEPFAR, The United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act: A Side-by-Side Comparison to Prior Law

In 2003, the United States committed $15 billion over five years (2004–2008) to fight global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. President Bush recently signed legislation reauthorizing the law for another five years with $48 billion in funding. A new side-by-side compares key provisions of the reauthorization and the original law. Side-by-Side…