Kaiser Family Foundation

Maintained/created by: Kaiser Family Foundation
Website: http://www.kff.org/
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, international

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Abstract:

Users can utilize a number of interactive tools or access and download reports, fact sheets, slides, briefs and survey on various health topics.

Background
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit research and communications organization focused on major health care issues in the U.S. and around the world. Topics are organized by the following categories: health reform; Medicaid/ CHIP; Medicare; costs/ insurance; uninsured/ coverage; state policy; prescription drugs; HIV/ AIDS; U.S. Global Health Policy; minority health; women’s health policy; and media and health.

Database Capabilities
Users can search for information by health topic category. After selecting the health topic category of interest, users can narrow their search by report type and date range. Reports types are: charts and data; fact sheets; interactive tools; issue briefs; news releases; presentations; reports and studies; surveys; testimony; and video/ audio. Users can also begin their search by initially focusing on a specific report type and then searching by health topic and data range. Additionally, users can select “Fast Facts” from the Kaiser Family Foundation homepage to access a database of slides. Users can search for and download slides as PDF files or Powerpoint slides, or they can pick and choose specific slides and create a slideshow directly on the website. Information is available on an international/ global, U.S. national or U.S. state level.

From the main website, users can move to other Kaiser Family Foundation sites that may be more tailored to their specific needs. On the StateHealthFacts.org website, individual state profiles and comparisons between or across all 50 states are available. The GlobalHealthFacts.org website allows users to compare different countries on an unlimited number of health indicators.

Data Notes
All data comes from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s own research efforts, and new studies and reports are frequently published.