Understanding and Supporting Veterans’ Health Needs

When the presenters at a Veterans’ Mental Health Training Initiative symposium last week in New Paltz, New York, played the “Raise your hand if you…” game, very few participants raised their hands to indicate that they or a family member had been in the military, or even...

May 28, 2010

The Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts

A piece on the potential health-related effects of Arizona’s new immigration law is the most-read GrantWatch Blog post since the blog debuted on March 16. Other posts on the most-read list focus on “bending the cost curve” and foundation activities regarding health reform and...

May 24, 2010

Foundation Blog Round-Up: Health Reform and More

Here are some posts of interest on other health philanthropy blogs. Health Reform: Cali[fornia] Urged to Start Early on New Health Insurance Exchange: This May 12 post reports on remarks of Jon Kingsdale, executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority...

May 21, 2010

Foundations Pull Together to Support Implementation of Connecticut Health Reform

Group of Foundations Award a Total of $615,000 for Implementation The Connecticut state legislature passed SustiNet, the new state health care reform law, in July 2009, when it overrode a veto by Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R). (For background on the law and the role of the Universal Health Care...

May 20, 2010

What Philanthropy Is Doing to Promote Oral Health Care

Here is a sampling of what foundations and others are doing in the important area of oral health care. Recent reports: The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children was released 23 February 2010 by the Pew Center on the States (part of the Pew Charitable Trusts). The report...

May 17, 2010

Round-Up of Foundation News—Bioethics, Environmental Health

In today’s post I have pulled together a few items showing some foundation efforts in two areas: bioethics and environmental health. Bioethics The Arizona Bioethics Network is being relaunched. Saint Luke’s Health Initiatives (SLHI), a public foundation in Phoenix, is providing core...

May 11, 2010

Highlights: “What Health Care Reform Means for Philanthropy” Teleconference

Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors, which describes itself as “one of the leading philanthropy services firms supporting the efforts of individual, family, institutional and corporate philanthropists,” held a teleconference this week (on 4 May 2010) on “What Health Care Reform Means for...

May 6, 2010

Foundation-Funded Efforts Related to Primary Care

Today, the May 2010 issue of Health Affairs, including a new GrantWatch Outcomes column, was released. This issue, which is chockfull of information at more than 300 pages, has the theme “Reinventing Primary Care.” GrantWatch Outcomes also focuses on primary care; it discusses results of...

May 4, 2010