Kaiser Family Foundation’s New Website – kff.orgPosted: May 6th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
About the updated kff.org website:
The new kff.org provides a streamlined experience centered around 10 major health policy topics. With content continually updated on the home page and topic pages, the site reflects both current health policy issues and the Foundation’s latest resources. All content on a topic — whether a fact sheet, poll, slide, data table, video or infographic — is integrated for one-stop searching and viewing.
The new search engine provides a shopping-like experience with refinement options for narrowing down results by date, topics, tags, and type of content.
Designed to fit the way people currently access and consume online information, the new site is built on the open-source WordPress platform that can rapidly evolve to incorporate the latest advances in online communication. The site also utilizes the latest responsive design techniques to improve viewing on tablets and smartphones. The newest design for reports provides easier access to graphics, information and data — no longer constrained by PDFs and more readily accessible on all devices.
Many existing resources have been refreshed for the new platform, including quizzes, timelines, slides and other interactive tools. Slideshows and chartpacks from new Kaiser polls can easily be shared using an embeddable viewer from Slideshare, providing a wider audience with easy access to the Foundation’s resources.
kff.org consolidated five websites and gateways developed over the last decade into one comprehensive site to provide a single point of entry to the Foundation’s vast information resources.
By combining the popular globalhealthfacts.org, statehealthfacts.org, and other stand-alone databases of state and county data into the new kff.org , visitors can now interact with state and global data tables, maps, and trend graphs on health issues alongside related fact sheets, briefs and reports, rather than needing to visit separate Foundation sites to find different types of information on the same topic.
The Foundation will maintain its current separate website for its nonprofit health news service, Kaiser Health News (KHN), though stories by topic are integrated throughout the new kff.org.
To view the new website, click here.