Arizona’s Immigration Law: Bad for Health

Editor’s Note: GrantWatch Blog invited Roger Hughes, executive director of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives (SLHI), a public foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, to write a post commenting on the new Arizona immigration law, passed 23 April 2010, and its potential effect on health in that state. SLHI...

April 30, 2010

Improving Care Transitions: A Key Component of Health Reform

The Community-Based Care Transitions Program, a provision of the newly enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Section 3026 of HR 3590), provides $500 million to collaborative partnerships between hospitals and community-based organizations designed to meet the goal of implementing...

April 29, 2010

California Voters’ Views on Long-Term Care

Two-thirds of registered voters in California (age forty and older) say that they are worried about the future costs of long-term care for themselves or a family member, according to survey results released 21 April 2010. The “concern crosses party affiliation,” with majorities of Democrats,...

April 27, 2010

GrantWatch Blog: Focus on Foundations’ Funding in Environmental Health

In honor of Earth Day 2010, I thought I would mention a few foundations that have funded environmental health efforts. While I was at the Grantmakers In Health (GIH) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, in March 2010, I attended a session titled “Environmental Justice at a Crossroads: From...

April 22, 2010

GrantWatch Blog’s Periodic Round-up of Foundation News

The following items on a spectrum of topics have come across my desk recently, and you may want to check them out. I have listed them, along with the links, under the relevant subject headings. Health Care for the Elderly The MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society “is an...

April 20, 2010

Book on American Foundations Published by Brookings Institution Press

American Foundations: Roles and Contributions has recently been published by Brookings Institution Press. Helmut K. Anheier and David C. Hammack edited this 450-page volume. Overview of the Book The product of a three-year project supported by the Aspen Institute’s Nonprofit Sector and...

April 16, 2010

Bending the Cost Curve: Rhode Island Looks North

On April 8, the Rhode Island Foundation hosted Sarah Iselin, president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, who spoke on “Bending the Curve: The Challenges of Cost Containment.” This was the third presentation in the foundation’s “Making It Work: Health Reform in Rhode...

April 13, 2010

Health Reform: What Foundations Are Saying and Funding

With the recent passage of federal health reform, GrantWatch Blog has gathered here a sampling of foundation leaders’ comments on reform, examples of what foundations have funded on this topic, and related resources. Foundation Leaders’ Statements on the Patient Protection and Affordable...

April 9, 2010

Vaccines: Examples of What Foundations Are Funding

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Pledged $10 Billion in a Call for a Decade of Vaccines In case you missed this announcement, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said that it “will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world’s...

April 5, 2010