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People Post: Foundation Staff Comings and Goings; Job Openings


October 17th, 2013

It’s time for another People Post. Watch for more people news in my GrantWatch column in the December issue of Health Affairs. Ann Beeson, executive director of US programs at the Open Society Foundations from 2007 to 2011, is the new executive director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a “nonpartisan, nonprofit policy institute […]

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Foundation Blogs Round-Up: Medicare, Environmental Health, Patient-Centered Care, and More


May 15th, 2013

Here are some recent foundation blog posts that caught my eye. The subjects are varied, so there is something for everybody to read! Environmental Health; Disaster Planning On April 29 Lauren Linville, a communications associate with the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN), wrote on its Giving Insight blog about lessons learned during Hurricane Sandy. In “Six […]

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Nicole Lurie speech on emergency preparedness; health reform session: 2013 GIH meeting tidbits


May 8th, 2013

I covered the Grantmakers In Health annual meeting in San Francisco in March. This meeting is always a wonderful occasion for me to meet or reacquaint myself with foundation staffers from around the United States. In this round-up post, I mention some interesting points made by various speakers at the event, which had some 550 […]

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Helping Nursing Homes Prepare for Disasters; Hilton Foundation’s Lessons Learned in Disaster Grant Making


October 29th, 2012

As I sit here waiting for the worst of what we are to get from Hurricane Sandy to hit the Washington, D.C., area, I wanted to remind readers of a September 2010 GrantWatch article on nursing homes and disasters, such as hurricanes. In case you missed this article, following is some information about it. I also […]

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The Joplin, Missouri, Tornado: Director’s Cut; How a Foundation Has Been Helping


May 22nd, 2012

The tragedy that occurred in Joplin in May 2011 is back in the news as its anniversary rolls around. This week, President Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of Joplin High School. The twister arrived just after the 2011 graduation ceremony, completely destroying the school. The new school is supposed to […]

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Philanthropy Blogs Roundup: Global Health, Health Reform, Mental Health, and More


October 6th, 2011

Here are a few blog posts that caught my eye as I looked through blogs listed on GrantWatch Blog’s “Blogroll.” Other topics touched on are social media and quality of care. Global Health “Soros Pledges $27.4-Million for Rural African Development,” Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy Today blog, October 4. This short post summarizes an Associated Press article […]

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Foundations Can Drive Investments in Public Health Infrastructure


September 13th, 2011

This blogger, a former president of a foundation, writes that the value of public health infrastructure is sometimes forgotten. Investing in our public health infrastructure saves lives. That’s the bottom-line message of a recent Health Affairs article entitled Evidence Links Increases in Public Health Spending to Declines in Preventable Deaths. Its authors lay out the […]

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New Article: What Foundations Are Funding in Environmental Health


May 12th, 2011

“Philanthropy at the Intersection of Health and the Environment,” by Karla Fortunato and Kathy Sessions of the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN), was released earlier this month in the May issue of Health Affairs, a thematic issue on “environmental challenges for health.” The Kresge Foundation provided funding for the journal issue on this important […]

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