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How Foundations Are Helping Veterans and Military Service Members and Their Families: Some Examples


June 6th, 2014

If you have been following recent news reports, you’ve heard about the allegations that veterans have not been getting the health care that they need. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, not wanting to be a distraction, resigned on May 30, according to a statement by President Obama. Sloan D. Gibson is now acting secretary. […]

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New in the Journal: “Foundation Support for Mental Health” GrantWatch column


May 8th, 2014

May is Mental Health Month, according to a Mental Health America press release. So, the newest GrantWatch column serendipitously came out just at the right time! In the just-released May 2014 issue of Health Affairs, my GrantWatch column (free access) mentions examples of foundations that have been trying to improve mental health care around the […]

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People Post: News of Personnel Changes, Awards in the Foundation World, including Big News from the Gates Foundation


December 23rd, 2013

Happy Holidays to all from GrantWatch Blog! Mark Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan, has been named to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s board of directors. Passport is a “local nonprofit community-based health plan administering Kentucky Medicaid benefits.” A certified public accountant, Carter “has a broad range of experience in all aspects of health care […]

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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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Mental Health: What Are Foundations Funding?


September 12th, 2012

My GrantWatch column in the September issue of Health Affairs, “Mental Health: What Foundations Are Funding,” provides a snapshot of foundation efforts around the country to help people who suffer from mental illness. A variety of funders are interested in this topic. In my small sampling, it appears that support for integrated health care, in […]

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Foundation Funding to Eliminate Food Deserts and to Improve Oral Health


May 15th, 2012

The May GrantWatch column in Health Affairs focuses on efforts of foundations around the United States to address the problems of ‘food deserts’—low-income communities where there are limited locations for residents to buy reasonably priced fresh fruits and vegetables. The topic of food deserts can be controversial in some quarters: Did you see the recent […]

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Ever Thought about Working in Health Philanthropy? More Openings to Check Out.


April 5th, 2012

If you are taking some time off this week for Easter or Passover, you may want to dust off that resumé and apply for one of these positions. I have included a few interesting points about each position, but read the full position description for many more details. These jobs were posted on foundation websites […]

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Challenging the Policy of Disdain for Chronically Homeless People


February 24th, 2012

Foundations should provide leadership in programming and advocacy for this population. In the early 1990s, there was a movie entitled Dave. Kevin Kline stars in it as the head of an employment agency who happens to look exactly like the president of the United States. When the president has an incapacitating stroke as he cheats […]

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Post on the RWJF’s Use of Social Media Leads GrantWatch Blog’s 2011 Most-Read List.


January 10th, 2012

We compiled a list of the most-read posts during 2011, in case you missed any of these. The most-read GrantWatch Blog post in 2011 was on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s skill at using social media to communicate with those who follow its activities. And that is not surprising, because of the large population that […]

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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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Global Health, Health Reform, Hospitals in California, Vets’ Health Care: Sampling Other Blogs


November 17th, 2010

It’s once again time for a visit to GrantWatch Blog’s Blogroll to point out some recent posts on philanthropy-related blogs that you may find informative. Here’s my selected sampling. Global Health “Saving Kids, Beating Pneumonia,” Doug Holtzman, Nov. 12, on the Foundation Blog of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Holtzman, a senior program officer […]

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