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Is Foundation Funding of Environmental Health the Answer to a Challenge to Prevention in the Supreme Court ACA Ruling?

As a former state legislator and foundation CEO, I worry about how the majority opinion of Chief Justice John Roberts on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius) may affect our approach to prevention programs. Funding...

August 30, 2012

Foundations Aim to Strengthen and Improve the Safety Net; Other Recent Journal Content

My GrantWatch column in the August 2012 issue contains a selected sampling of foundation funding on the topic of the health care safety net. Grants awarded include efforts to help safety-net providers, as well as populations who turn to the safety net for their health care. The column is but a...

August 23, 2012

Training for an Army of Health Advocates: When Does Advocacy Become Lobbying?

Two staffers at a Kentucky foundation report on a webinar held in July to address this important question. Today, grantmakers and some government agencies are encouraging public health departments and nonprofit health promotion organizations to “advocate for policy change,” but the line between...

August 16, 2012

Winning the (Information) War on Cancer

Upon receiving the news “you have cancer,” there are many questions that run through a patient’s mind, key among them: Where can I get the best care?  Today, meaningful information to help patients answer this question is lacking.This post is based on remarks that the author made on July 12, in...

August 14, 2012

Foundations Helping People Affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States and Abroad

In July, just before the International AIDS Conference here in the Washington, D.C., area, the Merck Company Foundation announced its new HIV Care Collaborative for Underserved Populations in the United States. Read on to find out what this corporate foundation is supporting. The post also...

August 9, 2012

Debate Sparks Food for Thought on the Role of the Government in Curbing Obesity

The Colorado Health Foundation hosted a debate on July 25 as part of its annual Colorado Health Symposium. The conference sold out, as it has many other years. GrantWatch Blog asked Chuck Reyman, vice president of communications at the foundation, who organized the debate, to write a post...

August 7, 2012

Philanthropy and the ACA: Helping People Engage in Their Own Health and Health Care

GrantWatch Blog invited Jim Tallon, president of the United Hospital Fund, a nonprofit health services research and philanthropic organization, to blog about a recent “health reform and philanthropy” event held in Manhattan and his thoughts on the topic. Tallon, a policy leader himself, was a...

August 2, 2012