Established in 1948, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy dedicated to providing the best possible information and analysis on the major health issues facing the nation to policy makers, the media, and the public. It is primarily an operating foundation that develops and runs its own research and communications programs, often in partnership with outside organizations. More about the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Kaiser Family Foundation operates four Web sites:
The Kaiser Family Foundation's main Web site provides complete access to the Foundation's reports, surveys, issue briefs, charts, and fact sheets containing in-depth analysis and the public's views on timely and critical issues such as increasing health care costs, global HIV/AIDS, racial disparities, women's health policy, the rising numbers of uninsured, Medicare reform, and how states' fiscal situations are affecting Medicaid.
Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news organization dedicated to in depth coverage of health care policy and politics, provides coverage of health policy issues and developments at the federal and state levels, in the health care marketplace and health care delivery system. KHN also provides daily summaries of news coverage of health from across the nation, original programming from Kaiser's broadcast studio, and a broad range of commentary from contributing writers and experts. KHN provides opportunities for health care journalists to produce in-depth work and a vehicle to distribute it through collaborations with major news organizations and on its Web site.
State Health Facts Online provides up-to-date and easy-to-use health information and data on all 50 states, covering a broad range of topics including health insurance coverage and the uninsured, state legislative policies, Medicaid, Medicare, health care costs, prescription drugs, health status, and population demographics. The information can be displayed as tables or color-coded maps, and raw data may be downloaded for custom analyses.
KaiserEDU provides a wealth of information that can be used as an integral part of an academic course or as an additional source for independent research. The information, compiled from the Foundation's work and from the larger health policy community, is presented in a variety of online formats, including text, graphics, slideshows, and webcasts, in order to provide a full array of multimedia tools for different methods of teaching and learning.
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