Holiday Potpourri: Foundation Blog Posts on Health Reform, Use of HIT by Safety-Net Providers, and More

In combing through a number of foundation blogs that I follow (as time permits), I found these recent posts, which you may find relevant to your work. The topics covered by these writings range from oral health to the Gates Foundation’s interactions with grantees and on topics from mental...

December 28, 2011

Foundation Efforts to Meet the Demand for Primary Care

Foundations are funding efforts to inform policy makers and others about the status of primary care, to expand access to primary care, and more. The latest issue of Health Affairs contains a sampling of what philanthropy is doing. In case you missed it, read “Foundation Efforts to Meet Demand...

December 22, 2011

Freeing the Data: A Revolution to Improve Health Care

GrantWatch Blog invited Sandra Shewry, the California HealthCare Foundation’s director of state health policy, to report on an event held recently in Sacramento, California. Those working in state health agencies and foundations should be interested in this report.    Like a visiting football...

December 15, 2011

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

There is quite a bit of news of foundation people, including the announced retirement of Karen Davis from the Commonwealth Fund (a year from now), so we are trying to catch you up now. Watch for more people news in the February print issue of Health Affairs. Kathy Annette started her new...

December 9, 2011

How Foundations Are Working to Prevent Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance

Overuse of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance are serious problems that many people seem unaware of. Witness those who go into a physician’s office with a bad cold and insist upon being prescribed an antibiotic. A cold is caused by a virus, and antibiotics are ineffective on viruses. In...

December 6, 2011

U.S.-Based Philanthropies: Their Support and Coverage of HIV/AIDS in the United States and Abroad

On World AIDS Day, GrantWatch Blog looks at what foundations have been saying and doing about HIV/AIDS in the past month or so. In 2011, HIV/AIDS watchers marked thirty years since the first case was reported in the United States, believe it or not! Of course, this post describes just a...

December 1, 2011