Supreme Court Arguments on the ACA: Foundation-Funded Materials to Aid Understanding

As most people have heard, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments this week (March 26-28) on the constitutionality of various aspects of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. People have scrambled for seats at the court, and, according to what I heard in a news report, some have paid...

March 27, 2012

Tidbits from the Grantmakers In Health Annual Meeting: Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health

I always enjoy my annual trip to Grantmakers In Health’s (GIH’s) big conference. This year I did not have far to go—Baltimore. So, here is my “reporter’s notebook,” as Katie Couric would say. In this round-up post, I mention some interesting things I heard at the opening speech by GIH’s...

March 26, 2012

People Post: Board Appointments & Comings and Goings at Foundations, plus an Award Winner

Periodically, I do a people post here, similar to the class notes in an alumni magazine! Find out whatever became of that person who was your program officer or who sat next to you at a conference. Gwyn Barley has been named director of programs for the Colorado Trust. In this position, she...

March 21, 2012

Ever Thought About Working in Health Philanthropy? Check out These Openings.

Here are some openings that I found today on various foundations’ web sites and by word of mouth. Positions range from foundation presidents to a program assistant! Three Foundations Are Seeking New Presidents The Commonwealth Fund, as many of you know, is seeking a new president, because its...

March 16, 2012

Private Industry and Public Health: How Foundations Can Collaborate with Corporations

Derek Yach, senior vice president for global health and agriculture policy at PepsiCo, was one of the plenary speakers at the recent Grantmakers In Health (GIH) Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore. A strategist, Yach previously has held positions at the Rockefeller Foundation, Yale University,...

March 14, 2012

Chronic Diseases, Global Health, Health Insurance, & More: Foundation Blogs Round-Up

Here are some blog posts that caught my eye this week, as I sifted through foundation blogs I follow. The descriptions are brief—just to give you a flavor of what the post is about.  This is a short week in the office for me, as I head over to nearby Baltimore for the Grantmakers In ...

March 7, 2012