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Health Equity: What One Foundation Has Learned


December 11th, 2013
by Shani Dowd

For many years, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and its Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation have worked to better meet the needs of the individuals, families, and communities we serve through our outreach, education, and training programs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Our recently released report “Leading Toward Health Equity: Lessons from the Field” describes […]

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Communication about Health Care with Low-Income Californians: Results from a New Survey


November 1st, 2013
by Jessica Bylander

Low-income patients are often the most difficult to reach, given access issues, language barriers, and lack of resources. But despite the challenges, these patients are willing and eager to engage more with their providers and avail themselves of new health care delivery models and technologies to do so, according to new research released October 23. […]

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Getting the Word Out about New York State’s Health Plan Marketplace: One Foundation’s Experience


October 1st, 2013

Well-known singer Billy Joel may have written a song about being in a “New York State of Mind” years ago, but today state officials are hoping that more than one million uninsured New Yorkers will soon be in “NY State of Health,” the state’s official health plan marketplace (exchange) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

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The Health of Immigrants: What Projects Are Foundations Funding?


July 11th, 2013
by Lee-Lee Prina

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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San Francisco Safety-Net Clinics Strive to Share the Care


April 9th, 2013
by Matthew Ingram

GrantWatch Blog invited Matthew Ingram of the Metta Fund, a health foundation that awards grants in San Francisco, to talk about a new program it is funding. Most of us can remember a coach who affected us profoundly at some point in our lives, and to whom we owe the credit for making suggestions that, […]

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Interview with the New Leader of Grantmakers In Health: What She Sees Ahead for Health Philanthropy


March 11th, 2013
 
by Kathryn Sessions and Faith Mitchell

This blog post, with the original title of “Checking In with Grantmakers In Health’s New President and CEO,” first appeared on Health and Environmental Funders Network blog, which is called Giving InSight, on February 11: http://blog.hefn.org/2013/02/11/checking-in-with-grantmakers-in-healths-new-president-and-ceo/  ____________________________ HEFN [Health and Environmental Funders] Director Kathy Sessions spoke with Faith Mitchell, Grantmakers In Health’s [GIH's] newly appointed President and […]

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October Health Affairs: Update on Foundation Funding to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Disparities


October 11th, 2012
by Lee-Lee Prina

In my GrantWatch column in the print and online versions of Health Affairs’ October issue, I update readers on what foundations have been funding in these areas. My column follows a year after a well-written, peer-reviewed GrantWatch paper by Faith Mitchell and Kathy Sessions on the same topics was published in our October 2011 issue. […]

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Hurricanes’ Effects on Health Care and What Foundations Are Funding in Louisiana


August 31st, 2010
by Lee-Lee Prina

As the media have been reporting on New Orleans at the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it is also an opportune time for the GrantWatch Blog to report on how foundations have been helping in the Crescent City and surrounding area. Foundations have awarded grants to inform the general public about the status of New Orleans, […]

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Recent Foundation Funding in Global Health: Helping Haitians after the Earthquake; HIV/AIDS


August 27th, 2010
by Lee-Lee Prina

It has been more than seven months since the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. GrantWatch Blog mentions here two foundation-related efforts to help people from this poverty-stricken Caribbean nation. We also bring you news of some philanthropic activity related to the ongoing global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Haiti New report released: “Building a More Resilient Haitian State,” […]

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Helping to Define Health Philanthropy’s Role in the Implementation of Health Reform


August 12th, 2010
 
by Lauren LeRoy and Osula Rushing

Two weeks ago, Grantmakers In Health (GIH) joined with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, California HealthCare Foundation, and Commonwealth Fund to sponsor a discussion among funders about the roles that state and local health foundations can play in advancing health reform. The night before the meeting, surgeon and writer Atul Gawande set the stage for the […]

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Roundup: Foundations’ Efforts in Mental Health Care


July 23rd, 2010
by Lee-Lee Prina

Stateline.org, the Pew Charitable Trusts’ online news site on state policy and politics, reported on July 19, 2010, that ”as states face their biggest fiscal challenge in modern history,” state funding of mental health is declining—for the first time in more than thirty years. Meanwhile, what have foundations been doing lately in mental health? Recent report: […]

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On the Philanthropy Blogs: Health Disparities, Health Reform, and More


July 8th, 2010
by Lee-Lee Prina

Here are links to some recent health-related posts on other philanthropy blogs. Health Disparities Report Shows Health Disparities between White and Minority Boys and Young Men: This June 30, 2010, post by Daniel Weintraub describes a collection of five reports funded by the California Endowment (TCE), which were released that day. The findings show that […]

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Arizona’s Immigration Law: Bad for Health


April 30th, 2010
by Roger Hughes

Editor’s Note: GrantWatch Blog invited Roger Hughes, executive director of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives (SLHI), a public foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, to write a post commenting on the new Arizona immigration law, passed 23 April 2010, and its potential effect on health in that state. SLHI does most of its funding in the Phoenix metro area. This funder […]

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