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Why We Are Surveying Older People about Their Experiences with the Health Care System

The author is program director of the John A. Hartford Foundation, a national funder based in New York City. He is editor and contributor for its blog, Health AGEnda. For more than twenty years, the John A. Hartford Foundation has worked to improve the health of older Americans. And over that...

December 27, 2012

Money & Medicine: Lessons for Fixing the Fiscal Cliff?

The author previously led national quality and patient safety initiatives at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, including its twelve-year program to bring palliative care into the nation’s hospitals. She is the principal author of The Treatment Trap, The Battle Over Health Care: What Obama’s...

December 20, 2012

What Funders Can Do in the Aftermath of the Tragedy in Sandy Hook, Connecticut

The author is a former Connecticut state legislator and the former president of a foundation in South Florida. In the aftermath of the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, what we all seek most are the answers to two questions—why did this happen, and what could have been done...

December 17, 2012

ACA, HIV/AIDS, Oral Health, Patient Activation, & More: Foundation Blogs Round-Up

It has been a long time since I have done a round-up of posts on other philanthropy blogs that have caught my eye, so today is the day! Other topics covered below include social determinants of health (specifically, housing), “tasksharing” in global health, and charities’ use of...

December 12, 2012

Verizon Foundation Launches Programs to Help Reduce Health Care Disparities

On December 4, this funder, based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, announced its intent to invest nearly $13 million in health care funding to four national nonprofits and more than a dozen other locally and regionally focused organizations. Support will include not only cash grants but donations...

December 10, 2012

Preserving Antibiotics and Combating Resistance to Them: A Joint Statement from 27 National Health Groups

GrantWatch Blog invited the author, who is director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy, to write this post focused on the center’s telebriefing, which was held in November. He most recently wrote for Health Affairs in 2011 as lead author of an article on India’s vaccine...

December 5, 2012