June 8th, 2010
Many articles in the issue are authored by foundation staffers and/or funded by foundations.
Inside, you will find the GrantWatch Outcomes column with content on health reform, global health, and health information technology (IT), plus news of foundation staffers and board members.
Numerous articles in the June issue are related in some way to foundations—for example, several foundation staffers are authors. The foundation-related articles include:
“Presidents and Health Reform: From Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama,” by James A. Morone. The author’s work was funded by the RWJF Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program.
“Liking the Pieces, Not the Package: Contradictions in Public Opinion during Health Reform,” by Mollyann Brodie, Drew Altman, Claudia Deane, Sasha Buscho, and Elizabeth Hamel. All of the authors are with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; Altman is its president and chief executive officer (CEO).
“Could We Have Covered More People at Less Cost? Technically, Yes; Politically, Probably Not,” by Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Amado Cordova, Jeffrey Wasserman, and Federico Girosi. A large pool of funders including the Aetna, Amgen, California HealthCare, General Motors, United Health, and WellPoint Foundations; and the RWJF, supported this work.
“The Foundation That Health Reform Lays for Improved Payment, Care Coordination, and Prevention,” by Kenneth E. Thorpe and Lydia L. Ogden. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s Center for Entitlement Reform supported work on this analysis and commentary. Ogden’s work was supported by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid Will Be Central to Health Reform’s Success,” by Stuart Guterman, Karen Davis, Kristof Stremikis, and Heather Drake. All of the authors are with the Commonwealth Fund; Davis is president of the fund.
“How Physician Practices Could Share Personnel and Resources to Support Medical Homes,” by Melinda Abrams, Edward L. Schor, and Stephen Schoenbaum. All of these authors are also with the Commonwealth Fund.
“Communities’ Readiness to Commit to High-Quality Health Care,” by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey. This Viewpoint is by the president and CEO of the RWJF.
“Partnering Private Primary Care Practices with Federally Qualified Health Centers in the Care of Complex Patients,” by Jonathan Weinkle, Karen Wolk Feinstein, and Keith Kanel. The authors of this analysis and commentary are all affiliated with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (located in Pittsburgh); Feinstein is its president and CEO.
“Sustaining Health Reform in a Recession: An Update on Massachusetts as of Fall 2009,” by Sharon K. Long and Karen Stockley. This work was funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.
“Health Reform in Massachusetts Cut the Uninsurance Rate among Children in Half,” by Genevieve M. Kenney, Sharon K. Long, and Adela Luque. The RWJF funded the research for this article, and one of its national programs supported Long’s time.
“Saving Billions of Dollars—and Physicians’ Time—by Streamlining Billing Practices,” by Bonnie B. Blanchfield, James L. Heffernan, Bradford Osgood, Rosemary R. Sheehan, and Gregg S. Meyer. The RWJF and the Commonwealth Fund supported this work under the Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative. The article is a Health Affairs Web First, which was first published online April 29, 2010.Email This Post Print This Post