Lee-Lee Prina
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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

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....

New On GrantWatch Blog

Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog brings you news and views of what foundations are funding in health policy and health care. Here are the most recent posts:

King v. Burwell: Foundations Fund Analyses and Publish Viewpoints

As the US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments tomorrow in yet another case about the Affordable Care Act, a few foundations have funded analyses and published commentaries about this controversial case. If you haven’t been following the build-up to this case, I would suggest this March 2 New...

New in the Journal: Funders’ Support for Palliative and End-of-Life Care

My February 2015 GrantWatch column (free access) focuses on examples of what philanthropic foundations around the country are funding in palliative and end-of-life care. GrantWatch is Health Affairs journal’s section on health philanthropy. I try to delineate for readers what is the difference...

People Post: News of Staffers at Foundations around the United States. Job Openings

Magdalena Beltrán-del Olmo, vice president of communications at the California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness), will retire from the foundation in February. Her last day is February 6. She has been with Cal Wellness since 1996. She plans to spend more time with her son and to continue “her...

During the Affordable Care Act’s Second Open Enrollment Period, Foundations Reach Out

With the current tax-filing season upon us now and the need for people to learn about reporting their compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate, it is good to see what foundations are doing to educate people about the law, or what some call Obamacare, in general. Here...