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New in the Journal: Public Health in America: How Foundations Are Contributing; Other PH News

January 21st, 2015

My January 2015 GrantWatch column (free access) focuses on public health and what a variety of foundations around the country are doing to improve it. GrantWatch is Health Affairs journal’s section on health philanthropy. One section of the column is on education—with examples of foundations funding public health schools and, in one instance, professorships. The […]

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Americans’ Thoughts on the Role of the United States in Global Health: Foundation Survey

May 24th, 2012

This week, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released results of a survey that aimed to find out what Americans think about the country’s role in global health. The February 2012 telephone poll asked a variety of questions, including whether US spending on global health is at an appropriate level. Other questions went beyond health […]

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How Foundations Are Working to Prevent Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance

December 6th, 2011

Overuse of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance are serious problems that many people seem unaware of. Witness those who go into a physician’s office with a bad cold and insist upon being prescribed an antibiotic. A cold is caused by a virus, and antibiotics are ineffective on viruses. In today’s post, GrantWatch Blog looks at some […]

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The Three Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts during April 2011

May 11th, 2011

We list below the three most-read posts during the month. Take a look in case you missed one of these when the original tweet or e-alert went out. 1. “Foundation Blogs Round-up: Community Clinics, Health Reform, Health IT, & More,” by Lee-Lee Prina (March 31). First on the most-read list during April was a selected […]

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It Is National Public Health Week: A Sampling of Foundation Funding in Public Health

April 6th, 2011

Apr. 4-10 is National Public Health Week, I found out when reading Yahoo’s health reform Twitter feed. The American Public Health Association (APHA) is spearheading the week’s activities. The week’s theme this year is “Safety Is No Accident: Live Injury-Free.” Following is a selected sampling of what some foundations are funding in public health. Do […]

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The 2010 Election: How Three Foundations Are Providing (Nonpartisan) Assistance

October 28th, 2010

Read about the nonpartisan election-related efforts of three foundations. (As you may know, 501(c)(3) private foundations are prohibited from participating in political campaigns. For details, see this Internal Revenue Service publication.) Publication of the Views of Candidates in One Statewide Race Bob Ross, president and chief executive officer of  the California Endowment (TCE), said in an e-mail […]

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Roundup: What’s New on the Philanthropy Blogs

October 19th, 2010

Here are links to some recent blog posts from and about health philanthropy that caught my eye. They cover a variety of topics—from political contributions to water and sanitation to social media to the flu. All blogs mentioned are listed on our Blogroll on the right side of the page. “Healthcare Reform and Mental Health,” […]

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