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

February 12th, 2015

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 between the terms “hospice” and “palliative care,” which people sometimes confuse. I […]

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The Health of Immigrants: What Projects Are Foundations Funding?

July 11th, 2013

As immigration reform is hotly debated in Congress this summer, I am focusing this post on what foundations are funding related to the health of immigrants. A bit of background “When Congress passed President Obama’s health care overhaul [in 2010], a critical compromise provision was that immigrants living in the United States illegally would not […]

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Foundation News: Funding Priority Changes; Health Policy Jobs Open; Gates Foundation Discussion Held

January 27th, 2012

Read news about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, and Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. See descriptions of two policy jobs at health foundations. These tidbits recently came across my desk. •The Greenwall Foundation’s website notes that effective January 1, 2012, its grant making “will focus solely on building and enriching the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program […]

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Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts for September 2010

October 7th, 2010

Below we list the three most-read GrantWatch Blog posts during the month of September. (GrantWatch Blog launched in March 2010.) If you missed the original posts, here’s a second chance. “Stem Cell Research: How Foundations Have Weighed In” by our regular GrantWatch blogger, Lee-Lee Prina. (Posted Sept. 15.) “Recent Foundation Funding in Global Health: Helping […]

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Stem Cell Research: How Foundations Have Weighed In

September 15th, 2010

A bill was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate to legalize the federal government’s funding of embryonic stem cell research. If passed, according to news reports, the legislation would codify President Obama’s 2009 executive order advancing such research. The Ellison Medical Foundation funded a recent report and updated guidelines about this research. Other foundations […]

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Round-Up of Foundation News—Bioethics, Environmental Health

May 11th, 2010

In today’s post I have pulled together a few items showing some foundation efforts in two areas: bioethics and environmental health. Bioethics The Arizona Bioethics Network is being relaunched. Saint Luke’s Health Initiatives (SLHI), a public foundation in Phoenix, is providing core funding. The network is “being reconfigured as a community of practice focused on ethical […]

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