A collection of key health policy resources for journalists covering the Democratic presidential primary debates.
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Poll: Most Americans See Antibiotic Resistance as a Public Health Problem, But Nearly Half Have Not Taken Antibiotics As Prescribed
While most Americans believe that antibiotic resistance poses a public health problem, new KFF polling finds nearly half (45%) say they personally have not taken antibiotics as prescribed – one factor contributing to the rise of “superbugs” that are resistant to existing treatment. Those misusing antibiotics includes people who say…
This data note examines the public’s knowledge and concerns about antibiotic resistance and also gauges the public’s experiences using antibiotics and their interactions with doctor and health care providers.
This summary examines key findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation and California Health Care Foundation California Health Policy Survey among low-income Californians. This brief examines the attitudes and experiences of low-income Californians with health care costs, access, and mental health services.
This perspective highlights the important relationship between medicine and trust in news media and articulates three ways that clinicians, health care organizations, and journalists might begin to rebuild the foundation of trust on which both medicine and journalism rely. Co-authored by KFF’s David Rousseau, Vineet M. Arora of University of Chicago Medicine, and Gary Schwitzer of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, it appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
On Thursday, April 25, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the CSIS Global Health Policy Center held a policy roundtable on the latest data on funding for global health, including from the U.S. government. It began with a brief presentation by Joseph Dieleman of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation…
PolitiFact announces an exclusive health news fact-checking partnership with Kaiser Health News (KHN)
PETERSBURG, Fla. & SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (April 2, 2019) – The Poynter Institute, a global nonprofit dedicated to excellence in journalism, announces an exclusive new partnership between its fact-checking news organization, PolitiFact, and KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) – the trusted source of health policy information – through Kaiser Health News…
This data note uses data from the January 2019 KFF Health Tracking Poll to examine the public’s attitudes toward and experiences with electronic health records (EHR). Nearly 9 in 10 say their physician uses an EHR, and this raises some concerns about privacy issues and impacts on quality of care. About one in five say that they or a family member have noticed an error in their personal medical information in their EHR.
Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust, and KFF Team Up to Bring More Health Journalism to Colorado
KHN to Add Staff and Freelancers in Colorado DENVER, Colo. & SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 5, 2019 — The Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust, and KFF (the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) are partnering to bring Kaiser Health News (KHN) to Colorado. KFF—the trusted source of health policy information—produces…
Missouri Foundation for Health and KFF Announce New Long-term Partnership, Establish Kaiser Health News Midwest Bureau in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, Mo. & SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) and KFF (the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) have entered into a new long-term partnership to establish a KHN (Kaiser Health News) Midwest Bureau, based in St. Louis, Missouri. KFF – the trusted source of health policy…