Archstone Foundation: Funding to Help Prevent Elder Abuse in California and Inform the Field

This foundation, located in Long Beach, California, focuses its grant making on older people. Its funding priorities are fall prevention, elder abuse and neglect, and end-of-life issues. In addition, Archstone also makes grants for “emerging and unmet needs within the field of aging.” The...

August 30, 2011

Long-Term Care: What Some Foundations Are Funding

I have compiled here some recently released content on long-term care. A poll funded by the SCAN Foundation was released just this month. New Poll Results Two-thirds (66 percent) of Californians age forty and older who were surveyed said they are worried about affording long-term care for...

August 29, 2011

An Accountable Care Community in Akron, Ohio: Collaborating to Create a Healthier Future

Editor’s note: You’ve heard of an Accountable Care Organization, haven’t you? Now read about a new initiative—an Accountable Care Community—in this northeastern Ohio city. In response to chronic health conditions, the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA), its...

August 23, 2011

Kaiser Permanente and UCSF Genomics Project Reaches Major Milestone Yielding Important Data

Read about this exciting project involving more than 100,000 Kaiser Permanente health plan members. Because this is a new area for me (I mostly write about health policy and what foundations are funding in that area), I wanted to find a good definition of genomics that is easily understandable...

August 18, 2011

People Post: Who’s Working Where? Staff Changes at Foundations

Read below about some comings and goings at foundations around the country. Abraham Daniels has joined the Sierra Health Foundation. He is in charge of the foundation’s new health initiative that aims to strengthen the main health care safety net in the Sacramento, California, region, according...

August 11, 2011

The Three Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts during July 2011

In reverse order, number three in the rankings was on Medicaid, and number two was on health reform (certainly not surprising). Number one (the most-read post during the month) was a round-up of posts from other foundation-related blogs. In case you missed the Health Affairs GrantWatch Tweet...

August 8, 2011

The Colorado Health Symposium’s Debate Over Repealing and Replacing the ACA

The Colorado Health Foundation sponsored a debate this past week as part of its annual symposium. The conference sold out, as it has many other years. GrantWatch Blog asked Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute, a participant in the debate and a former journalist, to write a post containing...

August 3, 2011