Philanthropy Blog Roundup: Antibiotic Resistance, Health Reform, International Health Policy, Nurses, Obesity

I have pulled together a list of links to philanthropy-related blog posts that have come across my desk in recent weeks. I hope that you will see a few that pique your interest. During this short week between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, I am keeping my “roundup” post—covering several...

December 30, 2010

Holiday Potpourri: Global Health, Health IT, Health Reform, Long-Term Care, Obesity

It’s time again for a roundup of recent posts on philanthropy-related blogs that you may want to check out—perhaps during a slower-than-normal week at work or as you kick back at home during the holiday season. I have also included a link to a new Foundation Center document on foundations’...

December 23, 2010

RWJF President Issues End-of-Year Letter: Outcomes of Grants; New Initiatives

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and chief executive officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), sent out a Letter to the Field on Dec. 14. The letter’s audience was RWJF grantees and partners (and for “the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health,” that...

December 21, 2010

Opportunity Knocking: Under Health Reform, Foundations Can Help Increase Access to Care

More than 30 million uninsured people will acquire either public or private insurance over the next five years as a result of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. What does this mean for foundations promoting healthier communities by investing in increased access to health care? In short, it means...

December 13, 2010

Highlights from Grantmakers In Health’s Forum on Improving Women’s Health

Grantmakers In Health’s (GIH’s) Fall Forum, held in November in Washington, DC, at the landmark Omni Shoreham Hotel, focused on women’s health. Here are some highlights. Alina Salganicoff of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s Menlo Park office mentioned some notable figures in the history...

December 9, 2010

HIV/AIDS—How Much Money Did U.S.-Based Philanthropies Disburse in 2009?

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, which was earlier this week, I list here some items on HIV/AIDS that have come across my desk. You may want to check them out. New Report: U.S. Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2009, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA), released Nov.16. The Ford...

December 2, 2010

A Foundation in Pittsburgh Encourages Frank Talk about End-of-Life Care

End-of-life care presents emotional, physical, and financial burdens for patients and their loved ones. At the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), in Pittsburgh, we have become somewhat fixated on the fact that the health care system too often fails families and patients at end of life....

December 1, 2010