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Tidbits from the Grantmakers In Health Annual Meeting: Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health

March 26th, 2012

I always enjoy my annual trip to Grantmakers In Health’s (GIH’s) big conference. This year I did not have far to go—Baltimore. So, here is my “reporter’s notebook,” as Katie Couric would say. In this round-up post, I mention some interesting things I heard at the opening speech by GIH’s president and CEO and at […]

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What Foundations Can Do to Reduce Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and Improve Patient Safety

October 6th, 2010

The costs of the medical liability system have received attention in Health Affairs recently, and the dialogue presents an opportunity for foundations to make a difference in the medical liability system in a new way. Best practices are emerging that offer a patient-centered approach to reduce medical malpractice lawsuits while also improving patient safety. The […]

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Research on Medical Malpractice Reform: Examples of What Foundations Have Funded

September 9th, 2010

The just-released September 2010 issue of Health Affairs contains a section on malpractice and medical errors. Today, the GrantWatch Blog looks at examples of foundation funding of research on malpractice reform and suggests related resources for further reading on this controversial topic. New Issue Brief: “Will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Address the […]

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New Paper: A Foundation’s Fight to Slow The Rate of State Health Spending

July 7th, 2010

A new GrantWatch paper, “A Philanthropy Tackles Growth in Health Costs at the State Level” was released today as part of the July 2010 issue of Health Affairs. Authors David Sandman, senior vice president of the New York State Health (NYSHealth) Foundation, and Anthony Kovner, a professor of public health and health management at the […]

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