Fighting Mental Illness: A Call to Action for Foundations

Next week, Mental Health Month begins. Paul Gionfriddo, who has his own blog, “Our Health Policy Matters,” wrote this post. He is the former president of a foundation in South Florida. The United States has the highest rate of mental illness in the world. According to Mental Health America, one...

April 27, 2011

The Three Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts during March 2011

We list below the three most-read posts during the month. Take a look in case you missed one of these when the original tweet or e-alert went out. 1. “Foundation Blogs Round-up: Health Reform, Disparities, Global Health, Obesity, and More,” by Lee-Lee Prina (Feb.17, 2011). Heading the top-three...

April 25, 2011

Job Hunters: Ever Consider Working for a Foundation? Check Out These Openings.

For those who want to change jobs or find a job, here is a selected sampling of positions that appear to be still open. Please note that I am only mentioning here a few pertinent details. I have put links to URLs for fuller descriptions of the positions, with all of the caveats, limitations,...

April 21, 2011

Roundup of Recent Blog Posts: Environmental Health, Medicaid, Global Health, & More

I have rounded up a list of recent posts from health philanthropy blogs and philanthropy-in-general blogs that caught my eye. For more blog reading, see GrantWatch Blog’s Blogroll (look to the right!). Environmental Health “Good Health Should Begin at Home, so Why Is Housing Making Kids Sick?”...

April 14, 2011

Informative, Timely, Foundation-Funded Work on Medicare Released

Many of you have heard news reports about Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s controversial proposal for Medicare contained in a broader fiscal year 2012 federal budget proposal. He proposes a “premium-support model” (some call this payment a voucher) for beneficiaries, beginning in...

April 12, 2011

It Is National Public Health Week: A Sampling of Foundation Funding in Public Health

Apr. 4-10 is National Public Health Week, I found out when reading Yahoo’s health reform Twitter feed. The American Public Health Association (APHA) is spearheading the week’s activities. The week’s theme this year is “Safety Is No Accident: Live Injury-Free.” Following is a selected sampling...

April 6, 2011