Foundation Blogs Round-up: Community Clinics, Health Reform, Health IT, & More

Here’s another quick listing of recent foundation-related blog posts that you may want to check out. Community Clinics “Clinics Get Boost from Foundation,” Daniel Weintraub, in California Health Report, Mar. 16. In this blog, part of HealthyCal.org (a nonprofit journalism project funded by the...

March 31, 2011

One Foundation’s Path to Expanding Palliative Care in California’s Public Hospitals

Read about the California HealthCare Foundation’s effort to be a catalyst for change in this area. While access to palliative care has been steadily increasing in hospital settings over the past decade, a survey published in 2007 on the availability of palliative care in California and funded...

March 30, 2011

UCLA Professor Urges Foundation Staffers to Push Physical Activity

This is the second in a series of short posts on my trip to Los Angeles to cover the Grantmakers In Health (GIH) Annual Meeting earlier this month. Humans need physical activity as much as they need food. Unfortunately, they have no internal prompt to be active, and they are programmed to be...

March 24, 2011

Drew Altman of the Kaiser Family Foundation Receives Health Philanthropy Award

Drew Altman is the 2011 recipient of Grantmakers In Health’s (GIH) Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy. Here, I focus on his remarks at a Mar. 3 luncheon at the GIH Annual Meeting, in Los Angeles, which I attended. P.S. GrantWatch Blog just marked its one-year anniversary....

March 22, 2011

Funders Meet with SAMHSA Official; Explain How Foundations Can Work with Government

The Grantmakers in Health (GIH) Behavioral Health Funders Network caught the Hollywood bug at the annual meeting of GIH, held in Los Angeles in early March. At a breakfast meeting with John O’Brien, senior advisor on health care financing at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

March 17, 2011

Issue Brief and Polls on Health Reform Released by Foundations: What Are They Telling Us?

Later this month the Accountable Care Act will mark its one-year anniversary. I have been wanting to mention three items on federal health reform that I was alerted to in late February. Here they are!  Projected Effects of Health Reform in Colorado A new issue brief provides strong financial...

March 15, 2011

The Three Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts during February 2011

Below, we list the three most-read posts of the month. Take a look in case you missed one of these when the original tweet or e-alert was sent out. 1. “Update on What Foundations Have Been Doing in Oral Health Care” (Jan. 27, 2011). Read about the efforts of a number of foundations all...

March 7, 2011