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People Post: Foundation Board and Staff News; Job Openings


September 18th, 2014

Leah McCall Devlin has been elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF’s) board of trustees. Now a professor in the department of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, she also is a consultant to RTI International, a research institute. Devlin was North Carolina’s state […]

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Medicaid Health Homes: Early Lessons From State Adopters Outlined


May 15th, 2014

In March 2014 the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) published the brief, “Seizing the Opportunity: Early Medicaid Health Home Lessons.” With support from the New York State Health Foundation and the Missouri Foundation for Health, the CHCS looked at best practices and implementation lessons from states that have been early adopters of health homes. […]

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“In Sickness and in Health”: A New Report on Spousal Caregiving


April 28th, 2014

“Typical” and “average” are words intended to draw an immediately recognizable picture of a population, trend, or statistical distribution. But sometimes these words conceal instead of clarify. Based on media reports and product ads, one might conclude that all family caregivers are women in their forties or fifties caring for mothers in their seventies and […]

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If You Partner, They Might Just Come: One Foundation’s Effort to Disseminate Data on Quality of Care


March 13th, 2014

In an ever-crowded media and Internet landscape, where the average attention span is short (and sadly getting shorter every year), how do you get consumers to pay attention? That’s a dilemma every organization faces, from Nike or Jet Blue to Save the Children. In the past, many of us in the foundation world assumed that […]

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New in the Journal: A Foundation’s Support for Telehealth Improves Access in Rural and Frontier Areas


February 5th, 2014

The GrantWatch article in the just-released February issue of Health Affairs goes right along with the issue’s theme “Early Evidence, Future Promise of Connected Health.” Written by two members of the program staff at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, this fascinating article describes the foundation’s funding of telehealth projects to improve access to […]

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Bruce Chernof on Denial about Aging and Our Impending Long-Term Care Crisis


July 2nd, 2013

The author is president and CEO of The SCAN Foundation, located in Long Beach, California. This post originally appeared on GrantWatch Blog’s sister blog, Health Affairs Blog, on June 12. It is no secret that Americans are aging, but what is too often lost in this fact is that most people will need help as […]

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SCAN Foundation CEO Envisions Opportunity for Long-Term Care Solutions in New Commission


January 24th, 2013

This post first appeared on Health Affairs Blog on January 23. Great struggles sometimes result in unexpected opportunities.  In the waning moments of 2012, Congress remained in session to bridge partisan divides to solve the fiscal cliff impasse with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA). Signing the ATRA into law also achieved policy change on […]

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What are Foundations Doing to Help Veterans?


November 9th, 2012

Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11, and for some of us, Monday, November 12, is a public holiday. In observation of this day honoring the many veterans in the United States—who have served in the military here in the United States and/or in another country and have protected the United States from harm—I thought I would mention […]

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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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Recent Journal Content: Foundation Funding in Long-Term Services and Supports


June 29th, 2012

This GrantWatch column in the June issue of the journal is full text, free-access, to all readers. Many elderly and disabled people need long-term care, and it is expensive. Read what foundations around the country are funding in the area of long-term care. Efforts funded range from reports and analyses to “villages” in which elders […]

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Long-Term Care: What Some Foundations Are Funding


August 29th, 2011

I have compiled here some recently released content on long-term care. A poll funded by the SCAN Foundation was released just this month. New Poll Results Two-thirds (66 percent) of Californians age forty and older who were surveyed said they are worried about affording long-term care for themselves or a family member, according to a […]

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The Three Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts during June 2011


July 7th, 2011

Their topics are health reform, long-term care (PACE), and global health—specifically noncommunicable disease. In case you missed the Health Affairs/GrantWatch Tweet and/or e-alert when they were sent out, the list of most-read posts follows. 1. “How to Educate the Public about the ACA: Recommendations from CaliforniaSpeaks,” by Tom Campbell of AmericaSpeaks; Jesse Sostrin of Wilshire […]

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What Are Foundations and Others Doing to Help Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families?


June 13th, 2011

News coverage around the recent Memorial Day holiday reminded us of the sacrifices veterans have made. Here is just a sampling of what foundations are doing to help them, our military, and their families. Recent grant: “Through a Welcome Back Veterans Grant, Emory and Atlanta Braves to Launch BraveHeart: Welcome Back Veterans Southeast Initiative on Memorial Day,” […]

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The Three Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts during May 2011


June 7th, 2011

Below we have listed the three most-read posts. Take a look in case you missed them when the original tweets and e-alerts mentioning them were sent out. 1. “Southern Foundations Discuss PACE: Comprehensive Care to Help Elderly Age in Place,” by Tina Markanda (May 6). Markanda, a program officer at the Duke Endowment, writes about […]

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Southern Foundations Discuss PACE: Comprehensive Care to Help Elderly Age in Place


May 6th, 2011

GrantWatch Blog asked Tina Markanda, a program officer at the Duke Endowment, to write about a recent webinar. The massive growth of the age sixty-five-plus population in the United States will bring new challenges and opportunities as that “silver tsunami” fast approaches. This topic—and programs to meet needs for this population—were recently discussed by a group of […]

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Holiday Potpourri: Global Health, Health IT, Health Reform, Long-Term Care, Obesity


December 23rd, 2010

It’s time again for a roundup of recent posts on philanthropy-related blogs that you may want to check out—perhaps during a slower-than-normal week at work or as you kick back at home during the holiday season. I have also included a link to a new Foundation Center document on foundations’ “policy-related activities” and a Baltimore […]

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Helping Nursing Homes Prepare for Disasters


October 7th, 2010

Summer is over, but hurricane season doesn’t end ’til Nov. 30. We recently marked the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. During that catastrophe, many elderly nursing home residents died because the facilities they lived in lacked emergency resources. In this month’s GrantWatch, you can read about an initiative funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation […]

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


August 31st, 2010

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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California Voters’ Views on Long-Term Care


April 27th, 2010

Two-thirds of registered voters in California (age forty and older) say that they are worried about the future costs of long-term care for themselves or a family member, according to survey results released 21 April 2010. The “concern crosses party affiliation,” with majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents being worried about affordability, the full survey […]

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