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Health News Index – January/February 2000

The January/February 2000 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health, Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about the presidential candidate’s health care proposals and their stands on abortion as well as a report on the declining rate of…

Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?

Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?Is abstinence-only sex education sweeping the nation? Recent federal legislation provides states with a financial incentive to promote abstinence-unless-married messages. The Republican Presidential frontrunner is now calling for more funding for abstinence-only programs. How is…

Kids & Media @ The New Millennium

is one of the most comprehensive national public studies ever conducted of young people's media use. The study, based on a nationally representative sample of more than 3,000 children ages 2 -18, shows how much time kids spend watching TV and movies, using computers, playing video games, listening to music,…

Los Latinos y el VIH/SIDA

Latinos and HIV/AIDS (Spanish version)This fact sheet provides an overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States as it has affected Latinos, including information on the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino community and a current case profile. It is available in English and Spanish.Fact Sheet:

The Second Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Health Care in South Africa

The 2nd Annual Kaiser Family Foundation National Household Survey of approximately 4,000 South African households measures changes since the first survey (in 1998) in key demographics, public health, and health status indicators. The survey also establishes data on access to health care and factors affecting access, such as the cost…

Medicaid and HIV/AIDS Policy: A Basic Primer

The Medicaid Primer presents in depth information on Medicaid, the federal/state program that provides health coverage for low-income families and people with disabilities and is the largest source of public financing for HIV/AIDS care in the U.S. The Medicaid Primer is designed to help policymakers and advocates navigate through the…

Federal HIV/AIDS Spending: A Budget Chartbook

The Federal Budget Chartbook is an update of the 1998 publication to include FY 1999 spending data and trends. The Chartbook provides a general guide to federal funding for HIV/AIDS, estimated to be nearly $10 billion in FY 1999 and details funding trends between FY 1995 and FY 1999. It…

Talking with Kids about Tough Issues: A National Survey of Parents and Kids

A new survey of parents and kids ages 10-15 on topics such as sex, AIDS, violence, alcohol and drugs. The survey was conducted for the Kaiser Family Foundation and ChildrenNow, as part of a national initiative called Talking With Kids About Tough Issues. More information on the campaign is available…