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What content can I republish?

We encourage other news organizations and publications to reuse our content for free.  We share all stories and photographs produced by KHN (Kaiser Health News) staff under a Creative Commons license.

And it’s really free?


What Creative Commons license does KHN use?

We publish under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NonDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license. This license allows all news outlets — including for-profit news organizations that charge for subscriptions and accept advertising — to republish our content for free.

What if my question isn’t here or I need clarification?

We’ve got the answer. Please email or use this form.

Republishing Stories

What are your story requirements?

We don’t ask much. Just:

  • Include a byline with the reporter’s name and Kaiser Health News.
  • Preserve all story hyperlinks.
  • Maintain any tagline at the bottom of the story. The standard attribution is:
    KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.
  • Share traffic and engagement information with us after the story appears, when possible. We won’t share this data beyond KHN. Knowing how many of your readers view our work and how long they stay on the page is important to making sure we write stories that are of interest to your audience.

Can I alter or edit stories?

Yes, with KHN permission, news partners can make changes such as localizing the content for your area, using a different headline or shortening story text. Contact us to ensure your edits are OK.

Are NPR stories available to republish?

Yes, for stories reported by KHN in partnership with NPR. Please credit KHN, the partner station and NPR.

How do I know if a story cannot be republished?

If a story is labeled “All Rights Reserved,” KHN cannot grant permission to republish that item.

Can KHN material appear on pages with ads?

Yes, it’s fine for our content to be used in print or online pages with advertising.

Can KHN material be used to create advertising?

No, it cannot.

Can KHN material be used in commercial products like academic text books or conference presentations?

Please check with KHN. Frequently we approve such requests.

Republishing Photos & Illustrations

Can I use your photos and illustrations?

Images shot by KHN staff photographers or reporters may be available for republication for noncommercial purposes for use only with the original story the photo(s) was published. KHN often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by our media partners with the original story.

So how do I know if a photo or illustration can be republished?

It can be tricky, so the best way to confirm that an image is available for use with the original story is to contact us at or use this form.

Generally, if a photo caption credits KHN as the image source, it is likely you can republish that image, but you must contact us.

When KHN licenses editorial photos from wire services like The Associated Press and Getty Images, we cannot grant republishing rights to those, while we can for some Getty Images illustrations.

What are the requirements for republishing photos?

When using our images, you will be advised to:

  • Maintain correct caption information.
  • Credit the photographer and KHN in the caption. For example: (Heidi de Marco/KHN)
  • Do not digitally alter images.
  • Use images only in the context of the original story.

Can I republish your cartoons?


Can I use your images in commercial advertisements or promotions?

No. See details on our Creative Commons license.

Republishing Videos, Podcasts & Data Visualizations

Can I use KHN videos?

Yes. All videos produced by KHN are posted on YouTube and can be embedded with their player. If you want a video shared via Brightcove, or to receive it in a different way, contact us.

Can I post KHN podcasts?

Yes. They are available through SoundCloud, Stitcher and iTunes. Contact us if you need the original audio file.

Can I use KHN data visualizations or graphics?

In most cases, yes. We can provide embed codes, images or raw data files. Contact us with requests.

Getting Our Content And Assets

How do I get a copy of a story?

It’s easy to grab: On the version of the article you want to republish, click the “Republish This Story” link displayed in red under the author’s name. On the next page, either select and copy the text-only version on the left-side of the page, or click the blue “Copy HTML” button on the right.

How do I republish all your stories?

We have RSS feeds available that can be ingested to your website or intranet. The most commonly used ones are listed here. If there are other subjects that you’d like a dedicated feed, or if you need other technical assistance, let us know.

Can I get originals or high-resolution versions of your photos?

Yes, they are usually available. To receive the images and a list of captions, email us

Can I use your logo on republished stories?

Please do. Download a high-resolution PNG file here.

Can you notify me when new KHN stories are available to republish?

Yes, we send a daily email to news partners. Contact us at to be added to the list.

Do we have to alert KHN when content is republished?

No, but we’d love it if you did. Please email or use this form.