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Roundup: Foundation-Funded Efforts in Cardiovascular Health, Medicaid

Today I am focusing on what foundations are funding in the areas of cardiovascular health and Medicaid. Some of the funders mentioned in this selective sample of foundation efforts may be new to you. Medicaid is back in the news. According to the media and the National Conference of State...

June 30, 2010

Round-Up: Health Care for the Elderly, Health Policy, Nurses, Value of Care—Reports, Funding Available, and More

Here are some more items that have come across my desk in recent months that you may want to check out. Health Care for the Elderly Request for Proposals (RFP): The Step Up to Stop Falls: Falls Prevention Collaborative aims “to help older adults to continue living safely in the community for as...

June 23, 2010

A Foundation’s Win At Public Health Policy on Smoking

Using Political Tactics and Strategies at the State Level to Achieve a Ban on Smoking in Indoor Public Places and Workspaces  As a foundation committed to shaping health policy, we at the Sunflower Foundation made a decision to fund a public policy campaign as a special initiative, rather than...

June 15, 2010

Round-Up: Philanthropy Efforts in Global Health

Some interesting items have come across my desk in recent months that you may want to check out. Reports: “Innovation in Action: Policies to Accelerate Development and Delivery of Global Health Tools,” Global Health Technologies Council, April 2010. The council is funded by the Bill and Melinda...

June 10, 2010

Health Affairs June 2010 Issue on Health Reform: Wide Participation by Health Philanthropy

Many articles in the issue are authored by foundation staffers and/or funded by foundations. The June 2010 issue of Health Affairs was released today. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided support toward the issue, which has the theme “Moving Forward on Health Reform.” Inside, you...

June 8, 2010

More Foundation-Funded Efforts Related to Primary Care

Here are some more examples of foundations’ efforts. This is just a sampling, not a comprehensive listing, of what foundations have been doing. Rhode Island Foundation and Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Announce Creation of Statewide Coalition for Primary Care Announced at a May 27, 2010,...

June 3, 2010