Lee-Lee Prina is a senior editor at Health Affairs and has managed the GrantWatch section of the journal since 1991. Prior to joining Health Affairs, she held editorial positions at Business & Health, Food and Drug Law Institute, The State (S.C.), and The Chicago Sun-Times. She received a Publication Specialist (graduate-level) certificate from The George Washington University and holds a B.A. in French from Tulane University.
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This Thanksgiving week post also alerts readers to a new Kaiser Family Foundation animated video called Health of the Healthcare System and a global health post on the continuing incidence of childhood diarrheal disease.
Read about a recent survey funded by the SCAN Foundation. Experts estimate that 70 percent of Americans who reach age sixty-five will need some type of long-term care, notes the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which conducted the poll. Are Americans prepared?
Read "people news" at foundations around the United States—both at staff and board levels.
The June 2015 GrantWatch column, recently released, focuses on foundations' efforts to prevent substance use disorders. The May 2015 GrantWatch column is on foundations that are trying to improve children's health.
This post contains highlights of a Grantmakers In Health publication on Health Foundations as Policy Change Agents and a New York Times op-ed on charities and foundations.
June 4, 2015 | GrantWatch
Other subjects covered in this round-up post are pharmacists, health reform, drug courts, and health philanthropy's priorities in 2015.
Read about personnel news at foundations, as well as two awards in the field of philanthropy. Also, the deadline is approaching to apply for a health policy fellowship.
More from the Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference: Diane Meier on Palliative Care; a Film on Elder Care
Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a past MacArthur Fellow (2008), Diane Meier pointed out in her speech to GIH conference attendees that palliative care is not limited to the dying.
The opening plenary speaker was Patrick Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum, which advocates for full implementation of the 2008 mental health parity law.