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GrantWatch Blog Most-Read List for 2014: Post on the Importance of Zip Code in Determining One’s Health Leads the Way

January 9th, 2015

Happy New Year! We have compiled a list of the ten most-read posts on GrantWatch Blog during 2014, in case you missed any of them. “Zip Code Overrides DNA Code When It Comes to a Healthy Community” (January 30, 2014). This post by Anne Warhover, former president and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation, was […]

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Missouri Foundation for Health and Others Support Ferguson Commission

December 30th, 2014

A group of six funders in the St. Louis, Missouri, area have together pledged a total of $150,000 for the recently established Ferguson Commission, according to a December 22 press release from Missouri Foundation for Health. The commission’s broad charge is to assess “the underlying social and economic conditions underscored by the unrest in the […]

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People Post: Foundation Staff Member News

December 4th, 2014

Ginny Ehrlich joined the staff of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in July 2014 as director and senior program officer of its Childhood Obesity team. Most recently, she was founding CEO of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, which is part of the Clinton Foundation and is “focused on reducing preventable deaths and closing health […]

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New in the Journal: Public Opinion Polling on Health: What Two Foundations Learned

September 23rd, 2014

The September 2014 issue of Health Affairs contains a peer-reviewed GrantWatch article about the Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), which is sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health (formerly the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati). In “For Two Regional Health Foundations, Returns from the Kentucky Health Issues Poll Are Worth […]

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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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People Post: Foundation Staff and Board Member News; Job Openings

August 9th, 2014

In June, Gabriela Alcalde was promoted to vice president, policy and programs, at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, in Louisville. Bess Bendet, director of the Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Blue Shield Against Violence program, announced in a June 30 e-alert that she will be leaving the foundation on November 18. She plans to […]

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Toxic Stress in Children and the Importance of Listening Between the Lines to What Kids Say

April 29th, 2014

A report from the Grantmakers In Health (GIH) annual meeting, which was held in March in Atlanta. Nadine Burke Harris, founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, in San Francisco, was among the plenary speakers at this year’s GIH meeting. Wendy Wolf, president of the Maine Health Access Foundation, a GIH board member, […]

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Health Care and Domestic Violence: A Prescription for Prevention

April 8th, 2014

Have you ever filled out a questionnaire at the doctor’s office that asks if you’re a smoker, how many drinks you have per week, or if there’s a history of high cholesterol in your family? Chances are good that you have. What you may not have seen is a question that asks if you feel […]

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People Post: Foundation Staff and Board Member News; Job Openings

March 26th, 2014

Four new members have joined the board of Grantmakers In Health (GIH), effective March 7. Patricia Baker, president and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation; Patricia (“Patti”) Doykos, a director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation; Octavio Martinez, executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health; and Scott Moyer, president of the Jacob and Valeria […]

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Zip Code Overrides DNA Code When It Comes to a Healthy Community

January 30th, 2014

When I see people walking, jogging, or biking—no matter where I happen to be, whether it’s at home or somewhere I’ve traveled—I feel the urge to go outside and join them. Feeling that desire and having the ability to act on it is the essence of what it means to have a healthy choice be […]

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How Do You Keep School-Age Children Healthy? Report from a Health Policy Forum

October 3rd, 2013

On September 16, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky held its eleventh annual Bost Health Policy Forum, in Erlanger, Kentucky, a small town in the northern region of the state. This year’s event, titled “Communities Connecting for Healthier Kids,” stimulated discussions about keeping today’s school-age children throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky healthy as they grow […]

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Post on Integrating Medical and Behavioral Care Leads GrantWatch Blog’s 2012 Most-Read List

January 10th, 2013

Happy New Year! We compiled a list of the ten most-read posts during 2012, in case you missed any of these. The most-read GrantWatch Blog post in 2012 was on the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum held in September in Lexington. We invited author Gabriela Alcalde, who joined […]

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What Funders Can Do in the Aftermath of the Tragedy in Sandy Hook, Connecticut

December 17th, 2012

The author is a former Connecticut state legislator and the former president of a foundation in South Florida. In the aftermath of the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, what we all seek most are the answers to two questions—why did this happen, and what could have been done to prevent it? As a […]

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Verizon Foundation Launches Programs to Help Reduce Health Care Disparities

December 10th, 2012

On December 4, this funder, based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, announced its intent to invest nearly $13 million in health care funding to four national nonprofits and more than a dozen other locally and regionally focused organizations. Support will include not only cash grants but donations of health information technology. The Verizon Foundation aims to reduce […]

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People Post: News of Comings and Goings at Foundations; Philanthropy Awards Programs

October 16th, 2012

It is time to catch up on “people news” at foundations: who has a new job where, and who has been appointed to a foundation board. Also, Karen Davis and Dick Jackson were honored for their work—each by a different philanthropy. And a foundation staffer was named to the Institute of Medicine. Lucia Corral Peña has […]

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After Aurora: What Can Foundations Do?

July 31st, 2012

This Denver-based consultant previously worked for twelve years in health philanthropy as senior program officer with the Rose Community Foundation of Denver and as vice president of programs for the Colorado Health Foundation. A week after the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the Denver Post headline read “Suspect sent notebook to CU before rampage.” The […]

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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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Foundation Funding of Violence Prevention Projects

January 6th, 2012

On December 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. The results may surprise you. For example, over the course of her lifetime, one in four women has been a victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner. Here is a […]

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Archstone Foundation: Funding to Help Prevent Elder Abuse in California and Inform the Field

August 30th, 2011

This foundation, located in Long Beach, California, focuses its grant making on older people. Its funding priorities are fall prevention, elder abuse and neglect, and end-of-life issues. In addition, Archstone also makes grants for “emerging and unmet needs within the field of aging.” The funder’s website notes that it accords highest priority to grant proposals […]

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Fighting Mental Illness: A Call to Action for Foundations

April 27th, 2011

Next week, Mental Health Month begins. Paul Gionfriddo, who has his own blog, “Our Health Policy Matters,” wrote this post. He is the former president of a foundation in South Florida. The United States has the highest rate of mental illness in the world. According to Mental Health America, one in four Americans has a […]

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