Learn more about Lee-Lee Prina

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.


Recent Posts by Lee-Lee Prina

Do Americans Understand Long-Term Care?

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?

People Post: News of Foundations’ Staff and Board Comings and Goings

Read "people news" at foundations around the United States—both at staff and board levels.

July 6, 2015GrantWatch, Public Health, Quality

New In The Journal: GrantWatch Columns On Substance Use And Kids’ Health

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.

On Our Reading List: A Scan Of Foundation Policy Strategies And A Call For Transparency

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, 2015GrantWatch

Foundation Blogs Round-up: Retail Clinics, E-Cigarettes, and More

Other subjects covered in this round-up post are pharmacists, health reform, drug courts, and health philanthropy's priorities in 2015.

People Post: News of Foundation Staffers around the US; Fellowship Opportunity

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.

From the Grantmakers in Health Annual Meeting: Patrick Kennedy on Behavioral Health

The opening plenary speaker was Patrick Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum, which advocates for full implementation of the 2008 mental health parity law.

April 17, 2015GrantWatch, Insurance and Coverage

What the Heck Are Program-Related Investments by Foundations?

Perhaps you, like I, have seen information (and even written) about program-related investments (PRIs) but have always been a bit unsure what this phrase means and how to explain it. Well, four foundations are here to help you. In February, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Bill...

April 6, 2015GrantWatch

New in the Journal: Long-Term Services and Supports: What Foundations Are Funding

My March 2015 GrantWatch column (free access) mentions some examples of how foundations are targeting their funds in the area of long-term services and supports and caregiving. GrantWatch is Health Affairs’ section on health philanthropy. It regularly appears in the journal’s monthly issues....