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Helping Nursing Homes Prepare for Disasters; Hilton Foundation’s Lessons Learned in Disaster Grant Making

As I sit here waiting for the worst of what we are to get from Hurricane Sandy to hit the Washington, D.C., area, I wanted to remind readers of a September 2010 GrantWatch article on nursing homes and disasters, such as hurricanes. In case you missed this article, following is some information...

October 29, 2012

Young Leader Award Winners Announced As RWJF Celebrates Fortieth Anniversary

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on GrantWatch Blog, Health Affairs Blog's sister blog. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), based in Princeton, New Jersey, announced the ten winners of an award for young people with “strong potential for future leadership,” who are age...

October 25, 2012

RWJF Young Leader Award Winners Announced, as Foundation Celebrates Fortieth Anniversary

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the winners today. Read below to find out a little about the ten Young Leader winners. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), based in Princeton, New Jersey, announced the ten winners of an award for young people with “strong potential for future...

October 25, 2012

Election 2012: Informational Resources on Health Care: What Have Foundations Funded?

It’s election season, and I have noticed that a few foundations are funding information dissemination efforts—including a report, a toolkit, a video, and a post-election event. For those voters who remain undecided, perhaps these resources will help you make a decision—at least on who has the...

October 19, 2012

People Post: News of Comings and Goings at Foundations; Philanthropy Awards Programs

It is time to catch up on “people news” at foundations: who has a new job where, and who has been appointed to a foundation board. Also, Karen Davis and Dick Jackson were honored for their work—each by a different philanthropy. And a foundation staffer was named to the Institute of Medicine....

October 16, 2012

October Health Affairs: Update on Foundation Funding to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Disparities

In my GrantWatch column in the print and online versions of Health Affairs’ October issue, I update readers on what foundations have been funding in these areas. My column follows a year after a well-written, peer-reviewed GrantWatch paper by Faith Mitchell and Kathy Sessions on the same topics...

October 11, 2012

The Role of Philanthropy in Changing the Geriatric Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce

The author served on the Institute of Medicine panel that wrote a recent report on the health professions workforce that will be needed to care for older people with mental illness and substance use conditions. He is executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, in Austin, Texas....

October 10, 2012

Report from the Field on a Kentucky Policy Forum on Integrating Medical and Behavioral Care

GrantWatch Blog invited the author, who recently joined the staff of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, to report on its recent Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum, which was held in Lexington. On September 17, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky held its tenth annual health...

October 4, 2012

Eric Coleman Named MacArthur Foundation Fellow

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation sent out its list of 2012 fellows for what some call its “genius grants” yesterday. As I looked through the list of twenty-three new fellows, I was delighted to see the name of Eric Coleman of the University of Colorado School of...

October 3, 2012