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Health Affairs Article: Leveraging the Power of the Media to Combat HIV/AIDS

Since the mid-1990s the Kaiser Family Foundation has partnered with U.S.-based media companies on comprehensive HIV/AIDS campaigns. This paper, published in Health Affairs, Vol. 24, Issue 3, May/June 2005, outlines the unique public education model that it is using, and how Kaiser is expanding this work globally by working with some…

Reporting Manual on HIV/AIDS (Updated)

This reporting guide is designed for journalists who are covering the global epidemic for the first time and for those who have covered it previously. The Kaiser Family Foundation undertook this project as part of its continuing commitment to supporting good journalism and to combating HIV/AIDS through public education and…

The U.S. Government’s Global Health Policy Architecture: Structure, Programs and Funding

The U.S. Government’s Global Health Policy Architecture: Structure, Programs and Funding This report provides the first comprehensive look at the U.S. government agencies and programs involved in the nation’s global health response, including their funding and their approaches. Federal funding for such initiatives reached $9.6 billion in fiscal year 2008,…

Taking the Temperature: The Future of Global Health Journalism

Aiming to take a snapshot of the state of global health journalism, a report produced for the Kaiser Family Foundation found that shrinking newsroom budgets and the closing of many foreign bureaus are curtailing global health coverage within traditional news media outlets. Advocacy and nongovernmental organizations are increasingly bypassing news…

The Global Health and HIV Policy Program

The Foundation’s global health policy work focuses on providing the latest data and information on the U.S. role in global health to offer a comprehensive picture of the U.S. global health policy landscape, focusing on key issues facing policymakers, journalists, non-governmental organizations, and others working in the global health arena. …

Mapping the United States Government Engagement in Global Public Health

This background report lays out the United States government’s engagement in global health activities in order to provide a basis for analysis and to help decision makers understand the scope and organization of programs, policies, authorities, funding and coordinating mechanisms that comprise U.S. support for public health abroad. It provides…

Global Health Interventions: A Review of the Evidence

Global Health Interventions: A Review of Evidence (GHIR) provides policy-relevant and accessible information on the efficacy (the “what works”) of key global health interventions, including the strength of the evidence.

CSIS Task Force on HIV/AIDS

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Task Force on HIV/AIDS, co-chaired by Senators Bill Frist (R-TN) and Russell Feingold (D-WI), outlines strategic choices that the United States faces in fighting the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Task Force seeks to build bipartisan consensus on critical U.S. policy initiatives promoting…

Donor Funding for Health in Low – and Middle – Income Countries, 2001-2007

Donor governments, including the United States and European nations, provide the bulk of international funding for health in low- and middle- income countries each year. Despite significant increases in such funding, however, it still falls short of need as estimated by the World Health Organization’s Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.…

Visualizing Health Policy: A Snapshot of US Global Health Funding

This month’s Visualizing Health Policy infographic shows global health funding’s share of the US federal budget, the flattening of US funds for global health during the 21st century, where US dollars for global health are spent, the major areas receiving US global health funding, and how the US public overestimates…