The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an excellent source of online information about health policy. Over the past year or so, the foundation has consolidated its offerings into a single, easy-to-navigate umbrella site at .

Visitors will find healthcare updates such as a recent article on access to care for the uninsured; Kaiser health poll reports, including a survey of public opinion on prescription drugs programs for elders; news reports and fact sheets on Medicare, Medicaid and minority health; and information on patients’ rights, ombudsman programs, public education campaigns and more.Separate sections are devoted to women’s health policy, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive and sexual health, among other topics.

The site provides press releases and information on subscribing to Kaiser Weekly News and Kaiser First Edition, delivered via e-mail. In addition, the site offers regular reports on California health policy, plus useful Web links — although the list needs updating. A search feature offers access to the site using keywords or a pull-down menu of topics including “elderly,” “long-term care,” “Medicare” and others certain to interest readers of ASA CONNECTION.