Sustaining and Extending Health Care Reform: Perspectives on the ACA from California

GrantWatch Blog invited E. Richard Brown, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, to report some highlights from a February symposium on health reform. “Health care reform is not self-implementing,” said Peter Long, president and chief executive...

February 28, 2012

Challenging the Policy of Disdain for Chronically Homeless People

Foundations should provide leadership in programming and advocacy for this population. In the early 1990s, there was a movie entitled Dave. Kevin Kline stars in it as the head of an employment agency who happens to look exactly like the president of the United States. When the president has an...

February 24, 2012

Where Has All the Grant Money Awarded Gone? How Grantors Tell Us Their Post-Grant Stories

In this post, an observer of foundations who writes from Oregon offers some suggestions of how funders could improve their communications about results of grants. Ever wonder who gets grants and what those grants have funded? It is often surprisingly hard to find out. And it is even more...

February 21, 2012

What in the World Is a Health Home?

The author explains the concept and how it can help safety-net patients. David also alerts us to the Health Home Innovation Fund, managed by Tides’s Community Clinics Initiative and funded by the California Endowment. He thanks Jane Stafford, managing director of the initiative, for her...

February 13, 2012

Philanthropy People Post: Foundation Folks on the Move

Read about some comings and goings at foundations and an appointment to the Institute of Medicine. Ned Calonge, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Colorado Trust, was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in October. A physician, Calonge is a former medical director for the...

February 10, 2012

New In the Journal: How Foundations Are Helping States Implement Health Insurance Exchanges

This GrantWatch column in the just-released February 2011 issue of Health Affairs is full text, free access, to all readers. As many of you are aware, under the Affordable Care Act of 2010, individuals and small businesses, as of 2014, will be able to compare health insurance plans and enroll...

February 9, 2012

Round-up of Foundation Blog Posts: Neglected Diseases, Health Reform, Wellness, and More

Every few weeks I do a round-up highlighting a few recent posts from foundation blogs that have caught my eye. Topics this time are global health (specifically, neglected tropical diseases), health reform, wellness, and lessons learned by a seasoned funder. Global Health/Neglected Tropical...

February 2, 2012

Why a California Foundation Filed an Amicus Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court

The head of one of the largest private foundations in the United States, the California Endowment, explains how it came to the decision to show its support for the constitutionality of the federal health reform act. Nearly everyone would agree that greater access to health care for all...

February 1, 2012