Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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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Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters
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phone: (650) 854-9400
fax: (650) 854-4800

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Hep C and Drug Abuse Often Go Hand in Hand, but Screening for Infection Lags

The number of people who inject drugs has soared, yet many drug patients are not checked for the virus that can damage the liver.

By Michelle Andrews for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

An Underused Strategy for Surge in STDs: Treat Patients' Partners Without a Doctor Visit

If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the reason: Their partners have re-infected them.

By Anna Gorman for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Primary Care Doctors 'Not Doing Enough' to Curb STDs

As rates of sexually transmitted diseases surge, public health officials want physicians to step up screening and treatment of patients.

By Anna Gorman for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California: A Health Care Laboratory With Mixed Results

A report on HIV patients is one example showing that though the state is often a national beacon in health care, some of its innovations fall short of expectations.

By Anna Gorman for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

State Prisons Fail to Offer Cure to 144,000 Inmates With Deadly Hepatitis C

A survey of 49 states reveals that an estimated 144,000 inmates with hepatitis C can't get the expensive drugs they need to cure it.

By Siraphob Thanthong-Knight for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

From Retirement to the Front Lines of Hepatitis C Treatment

When the hepatitis C treatment Harvoni was released in 2014, Dr. Ronald Cirillo knew it was a big deal. "It's the reason that dragged me out of retirement!" he said.

By Julio Ochoa for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hepatitis C Drug's Lower Cost Paves Way for Medicaid, Prisons to Expand Treatment

The recent approval of a less expensive drug that generally cures hepatitis C in just eight weeks may make it easier for more insurers and correctional facilities to expand treatment.

By Michelle Andrews for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kids With Hepatitis C Get New Drugs and Coverage May Prove Easier Than for Adults

With the approval this month of two drugs to treat hepatitis C in children, these often overlooked victims of the opioid epidemic have a better chance at a cure.

By Michelle Andrews for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Finds Donor Government Funding for HIV Fell in 2015 for First Time in 5 Years

Donor government funding to support HIV efforts in low- and middle-income countries fell for the first time in five years in 2015, decreasing from US$8.6 billion in 2014 to US$7.5 billion, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAI...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle Exchanges Can Now Get Federal Funding

Needle exchanges could receive a financial boost this year following a decision by Congress to lift a ban on federal funding. As abuse of prescription drugs and opiates continues to spread across the nation, more states are considering exchanges as a...

By Anna Gorman for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation