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Report from New York State: What Is Ahead for Medicaid and Medicare?

GrantWatch Blog invited this staffer from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to report on two community forums it held earlier this month in Buffalo and Syracuse. With the presidential election over and major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going into effect just...

November 30, 2012

Profiles of the Ten Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader Awardees

This post, by my colleague Chris Fleming, originally appeared on Health Affairs Blog, which is GrantWatch Blog’s “big sister” blog here at the journal. On November 21, Health Affairs released a series of Web First articles profiling the winners of the Robert Wood Johnson...

November 26, 2012

People Post: Foundation Staff and Board News; IOM Lienhard Award to Berwick

It’s a short holiday week. So, for some light reading, read this “people post.” You likely will recognize some of the names mentioned. Happy Thanksgiving! For more personnel news, watch for my January GrantWatch column (free access) in Health Affairs. In October 2012, Don Berwick, former...

November 21, 2012

What are Foundations Doing to Help Veterans?

Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11, and for some of us, Monday, November 12, is a public holiday. In observation of this day honoring the many veterans in the United States—who have served in the military here in the United States and/or in another country and have protected the United States...

November 9, 2012

Liberia’s Landmark Commitment to Mental Health Inspires Carter Center Program

The Carter Center, in partnership with the Liberian government and foundations, including Focusing Philanthropy and the John P. Hussman Foundation, is helping post-conflict Liberia dramatically expand mental health services with the goal of reaching 70 percent of its population. The Carter...

November 7, 2012

Foundations Focusing on Oil and Gas Fracking and Its Effects on Health

This post is partially adapted from an October 1, 2012, post on the Health and Environmental Funders Network’s blog, Giving InSight. Public health concerns are a major part of escalating philanthropic attention to oil and gas extraction through hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” explained...

November 1, 2012