People Post: Promotions, a New CEO, and New Board Members at Foundations around the Country

It is time for another People Post with news of comings and goings at foundations. Also, watch for more people news in my GrantWatch column in the February issue of Health Affairs—it will be released next week! Roger Fine, former corporate vice president and general counsel of Johnson &...

January 31, 2013

Reconsidering Primary Care: A View from a Foundation President

The author is the president and CEO of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, a statewide funder located in San Francisco. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act , there has been a persistent, urgent call to produce more primary care physicians. With many provisions of the health...

January 30, 2013

SCAN Foundation CEO Envisions Opportunity for Long-Term Care Solutions in New Commission

This post first appeared on Health Affairs Blog on January 23. Great struggles sometimes result in unexpected opportunities.  In the waning moments of 2012, Congress remained in session to bridge partisan divides to solve the fiscal cliff impasse with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief...

January 24, 2013

New in the Journal: Foundation Funding to Educate, Train, and Expand the Health Professions Workforce

My GrantWatch column in the recently released January 2013 issue of Health Affairs focuses on the workforce and foundations’ efforts to strengthen it. The column provides a snapshot of what foundations around the United States are funding. A variety of funders are interested in health...

January 18, 2013

Serving Pregnant Women: An Upstream Approach to Preventing Cavities

A foundation in Seattle that focuses on oral health has been working to go where their partners in health have long focused: on addressing the health of children before they are born. The mission of the Washington Dental Service Foundation is to prevent dental disease and improve overall health...

January 16, 2013

Post on Integrating Medical and Behavioral Care Leads GrantWatch Blog’s 2012 Most-Read List

Happy New Year! We compiled a list of the ten most-read posts during 2012, in case you missed any of these. The most-read GrantWatch Blog post in 2012 was on the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum held in September in Lexington. We invited author...

January 10, 2013

Need Money for Your Research? Try Crowdfunding!

Crowdfunding is hot. What is it, and why should funders of health services research keep an eye on its development? Let’s start with what crowdfunding is. The term itself is a variation on “crowdsourcing,” which entails putting out a problem (often a technological one) for input from either a...

January 7, 2013