GrantWatch

Still Committed After All These Years: Research and Evaluation at the RWJF

GrantWatch Blog invited the author, vice president of research and evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to report on a webinar that the funder held this month.  The fortieth anniversary of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a national funder, is a time for reflection on how...

September 26, 2012

Health Reform: How Philanthropy Can Be of Use: An Example from California

The author, director of state health policy at the California HealthCare Foundation, discusses how that funder has been working with California officials to support implementation of various pieces of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 at the state level. Federal health reform establishes the...

September 20, 2012

Foundation Leaders Honored on Lists of Modern Healthcare and Forbes magazines

I thought I would start off the week with some people news. I am a bit behind on my reading, but I wanted to let you know about four foundation leaders who were recently named to these lists. Modern Healthcare 2012 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president...

September 17, 2012

What about Health Disparities Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People?

The author, director of health policy at the Missouri Foundation for Health, blogs about a recent report released by the St. Louis–based foundation. An often overlooked part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, Section 4302 requires that the US secretary of health and human services “ensure that...

September 14, 2012

Mental Health: What Are Foundations Funding?

My GrantWatch column in the September issue of Health Affairs, “Mental Health: What Foundations Are Funding,” provides a snapshot of foundation efforts around the country to help people who suffer from mental illness. A variety of funders are interested in this topic. In my small sampling, it...

September 12, 2012

Mark Smith on Offering Physicians a Grand Bargain

Editor’s note: Mark Smith is the president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation. He also chaired the Institute of Medicine panel that wrote the report–just released today–titled Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America....

September 6, 2012

Huge Foundation-Funded Patient Engagement Program Launched

On August 28 I attended the launch of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Patient Care Program. This national funder, based in Palo Alto, wants to do transformative work in this area and is prepared to commit $500 million over ten years to do it, if all goes well. Yes, you read that right:...

September 4, 2012