Why Fund Prevention? The Rationale behind One Foundation’s Decision.

Why did the Duke Endowment decide to select disease prevention as one of its three major funding areas in health care? Why would a private foundation invest in programs and infrastructure to prevent disease when the number of uninsured is growing and there is not enough funding available to...

September 27, 2011

Rural Health: Report from the Kentucky Health Policy Forum

GrantWatch Blog invited staff from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, which is based in Louisville, to report on the forum, which was held earlier this month; the foundation sponsored the event. The authors begin with some background. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has invested five...

September 23, 2011

Women and Smoking: New Funding for Tobacco Control in the Developing World

The author, who is president of the Pfizer Foundation, spoke at a UN meeting this week on noncommunicable diseases. The United Nations (UN) has been hosting its High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases September 16–21 in New York City. This is an important opportunity to highlight the...

September 22, 2011

The Three Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts during August 2011

The rankings are in! We have listed below the three most-read posts. Take a look in case you missed one of them when the original tweet or e-alert went out announcing it. 1. “The Colorado Health Symposium’s Debate over Repealing and Replacing the ACA,” by Grace-Marie Turner (August 3). Heading...

September 16, 2011

Foundations Can Drive Investments in Public Health Infrastructure

This blogger, a former president of a foundation, writes that the value of public health infrastructure is sometimes forgotten. Investing in our public health infrastructure saves lives. That’s the bottom-line message of a recent Health Affairs article entitled Evidence Links Increases in...

September 13, 2011

Philanthropy People Post: Who Is Working Where, Who Has Been Appointed to a Board

Here is a round-up of some “people news” at foundations and public charities around the country from the past few months. I have included staff and board of trustee changes and other news. Gary Cohen has been named chair of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Foundation’s...

September 8, 2011