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What Funders Can Do to Advance Payment Reform

February 17th, 2015

The movement to transform how we pay health care providers has taken a dramatic turn in the past several years as more and more purchasers, providers, and other stakeholders seek financial incentives to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care and enhance population health. While most purchasers and health care organizations are still paying providers on a fee-for-service […]

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Foundation Blogs Round-up: Medicaid, ACA, TB, Environmental Health, Infection Control, and More

April 7th, 2014

“Colorado Joins States Making Continuous Care for Kids a Priority,” Cody Belzley of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, March 12, on the Colorado Trust’s CommunityConnections blog. In this post, Belzley describes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) approval of Colorado’s decision to give children on Medicaid “continuous eligibility” for twelve months regardless of any […]

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Doing Care Differently in Rural Kentucky: Health Policy through a Rural Lens

June 17th, 2013

The author is director of health policy at Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. On May 7, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) convened the Doing Care Differently in Rural Kentucky health policy conference. This one-day event, held the day before the National Rural Health Association’s annual meeting in […]

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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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Preserving Antibiotics and Combating Resistance to Them: A Joint Statement from 27 National Health Groups

December 5th, 2012

GrantWatch Blog invited the author, who is director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy, to write this post focused on the center’s telebriefing, which was held in November. He most recently wrote for Health Affairs in 2011 as lead author of an article on India’s vaccine deficit. On November 13 the Center […]

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New Article: HIV/AIDS in African Children: Philanthropy and Baylor Response

July 10th, 2012

A new GrantWatch article, “HIV/AIDS in African Children: The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and Baylor Response,” was released this week as part of the July 2012 issue of  Health Affairs. The issue has the theme “Assessing the [U.S.] President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief [PEPFAR].” The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Health and […]

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Chronic Diseases, Global Health, Health Insurance, & More: Foundation Blogs Round-Up

March 7th, 2012

Here are some blog posts that caught my eye this week, as I sifted through foundation blogs I follow. The descriptions are brief—just to give you a flavor of what the post is about.  This is a short week in the office for me, as I head over to nearby Baltimore for the Grantmakers In […]

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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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Kaiser Permanente and UCSF Genomics Project Reaches Major Milestone Yielding Important Data

August 18th, 2011

Read about this exciting project involving more than 100,000 Kaiser Permanente health plan members. Because this is a new area for me (I mostly write about health policy and what foundations are funding in that area), I wanted to find a good definition of genomics that is easily understandable by the nonscientist: Genomics. . . […]

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Research on Medicaid: What Have Foundations Been Funding?

July 14th, 2011

Medicaid has been in the news over the past few weeks, as President Obama and members of Congress debate whether to make cuts to the federal-state program for the poor and disabled (and to other large entitlement programs) that could help reduce the federal deficit. GrantWatch Blog has gathered just a sampling of what foundations […]

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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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Foundations’ Use of Social Media; What Your Local Blues Foundation Has Been Working On

September 17th, 2010

The Foundation Center has just released a short publication on grantmakers’ use of social media, including blogs. (I include here some examples of posts by foundation presidents that have appeared in recent months on the GrantWatch Blog. Subjects range from health reform to HIV/AIDS to smoking prevention.) Also recently released is a report on what […]

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