The 2010 Election: How Three Foundations Are Providing (Nonpartisan) Assistance

Read about the nonpartisan election-related efforts of three foundations. (As you may know, 501(c)(3) private foundations are prohibited from participating in political campaigns. For details, see this Internal Revenue Service publication.) Publication of the Views of Candidates in One...

October 28, 2010

Health Reform, Hospital Readmissions, Nurses, Oral Health: Foundation Blog Roundup

Here are links to other recent blog posts from and about health philanthropy that caught my eye. The topics range from health professions to health reform to hospitals. (The blogs mentioned are all listed in our Blogroll on the right side of the GrantWatch Blog page.) “A Boost to Better Care,”...

October 21, 2010

Roundup: What’s New on the Philanthropy Blogs

Here are links to some recent blog posts from and about health philanthropy that caught my eye. They cover a variety of topics—from political contributions to water and sanitation to social media to the flu. All blogs mentioned are listed on our Blogroll on the right side of the page....

October 19, 2010

Why Foundations Need to Shape Payment Reform

One of the most important unanswered questions about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is whether it will deliver on its promise to bend the cost curve. The law includes an array of provisions to rein in spiraling costs. These include eliminating cost barriers to effective...

October 14, 2010

Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts for September 2010

Below we list the three most-read GrantWatch Blog posts during the month of September. (GrantWatch Blog launched in March 2010.) If you missed the original posts, here’s a second chance. “Stem Cell Research: How Foundations Have Weighed In” by our regular GrantWatch blogger,...

October 7, 2010

Helping Nursing Homes Prepare for Disasters

Summer is over, but hurricane season doesn’t end ’til Nov. 30. We recently marked the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. During that catastrophe, many elderly nursing home residents died because the facilities they lived in lacked emergency resources. In this month’s...

October 7, 2010

What Foundations Can Do to Reduce Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and Improve Patient Safety

The costs of the medical liability system have received attention in Health Affairs recently, and the dialogue presents an opportunity for foundations to make a difference in the medical liability system in a new way. Best practices are emerging that offer a patient-centered approach to reduce...

October 6, 2010