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AIDS at 21: Media Coverage of the HIV Epidemic 1981-2002 – Survey Toplines

The Kaiser Family Foundation, in conjunction with Princeton Survey Research Associates, conducted a comprehensive examination of media coverage of HIV/AIDS from 1981 to 2002.The study investigates the volume of HIV/AIDS coverage over time and key events, domestic versus international focus of coverage, the portrayal of affected populations, story topics, the…

Policy Brief: Minority AIDS Initiative

The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) was created in 1998 by the U.S. government to respond to growing concern about the impact of HIV/AIDS on racial and ethnic minorities. It provides funding to strengthen organizational capacity and expand HIV-related services in minority communities. This new policy brief provides an overview of…

Sex Education in America

A new project by National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School examines Americans’ views on sex education in the nations public schools. The project reviews whether Americans think sex education should be taught in school, what kind of sex education should be taught, and surveys…

Hollywood & Health: Health Content in Entertainment Television

While the American public obtains content in a multimedia environment ranging from so called old media like newspapers to new media like blogs and online social networks, television maintains the ability to reach millions of people with relative ease. Popular primetime television’s primary purpose is to entertain the audience, but…

Views on the U.S. Role in Global Health Update: Chartpack

This is a chartpack of a survey that builds on the Foundation’s previous survey work in measuring Americans’ attitudes toward U.S. global health investments and priorities. The survey tracks some questions that were asked earlier in 2009, and delves into some new questions about specific areas of global health spending…

The U.S. Global Health Initiative: Overview & Budget Analysis

In April 2010, the Foundation issued a policy brief examining key issues affecting the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI). This policy brief and chartpack provide a detailed breakdown of the U.S. budget for the global health programs in President Obama’s GHI, announced in May 2009. In addition, the regularly updated Budget…

Health in Haiti and the U.S. Government Involvement

This fact sheet profiles the health status of Haiti prior to the devastating earthquake that hit the island nation on January 12, 2010. It reviews the major U.S. government global health and development programs operating in Haiti and examines the U.S. response to the quake and the future health challenges…

The U.S. Global Health Initiative: Key Issues

This policy brief analyzes several key issues and questions on the Obama administration’s new U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI), a proposed six-year effort building on existing disease-specific initiatives to combat HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, while increasing attention to other areas, including maternal and child health, family planning and reproductive health,…