Kaiser Family Foundation


Generation M2: media in the lives of 8- to 18-year-olds

This US study finds that with technology allowing nearly 24-hour media access as children and teens go about their daily lives, the amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth. Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of...

The U.S. goverrnment's global health policy architecture: structure, programs, and funding

This report provides an overview of the U.S. government’s global health architecture. It first defines U.S. global health policy and describes the multiple ways in which the U.S. government plays a role in global health. It then provides a snapshot of U.S. global health funding...

How healthy is prime time? An analysis of health content in popular prime time television programs

The Foundation and the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center?s Hollywood, Health & Society examined three seasons (2004-2006) of top-ten-rated prime time scripted shows to measure the prevalence of health content on entertainment shows and to categorize the type of health content on prime time television...

Television as a health educator: A case study of Grey's Anatomy

In order to document how well viewers learn health information from entertainment television, the Foundation worked with writers at Grey's Anatomy to embed a health message in an episode, and then surveyed viewers on the topic before and after the episode aired. The study included...

Sex on TV 4

According to Sex on TV 4, a biennial study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the number of sexual scenes on television has nearly doubled since 1998. And while the inclusion of references to ?safer sex? issues ? such as waiting to have sex, using protection...