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Alcohol and Drug Prevention: A New Initiative to Keep Youth on a Healthy Path


July 28th, 2014

Across the country, more people are dying from drug overdoses than car accidents. We read about their deaths daily in the news—lives young and old snuffed out. Young people are at high risk because of their impulsive behavior. And when we look at the broader pattern of misuse of alcohol and drugs, we learn that […]

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Foundation Awards Grants For Education on Genetic Diseases and Viruses and for HPV Outreach


June 25th, 2014

In April, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), located in Pittsburgh, approved two grants that caught our attention. Genetic Diseases Grant One is for the development of a community-wide education curriculum that presents the evidence about genes and viruses in a way that is scientifically informative and age-appropriate. Nina Butler, a seasoned professional educator, and Jonathan Weinkle, […]

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New Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Health Released: Progress Made; Battle Not Won


January 28th, 2014

In 1962, my dad, newspaper reporter L. Edgar Prina (who passed away in 2013), asked President John F. Kennedy an important question: What was the president going to do about smoking in the United States? Some people now view this question as among the catalysts of the antismoking movement in this country. The Department of […]

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What Do Consumers Need to Know about Health Reform’s Changes?


August 29th, 2013

This was the title of a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation webinar (first in a series) held on August 28. I decided I could surely learn something new about the Affordable Care Act and also could refresh my knowledge by listening to the webinar—after all, it was aimed at journalists! Following are a few tidbits […]

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Foundation Develops Informative Cartoon to Explain Obamacare and Revamps Website


August 5th, 2013

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has released another YouToons animated video, as it did back in 2010. This time, the Kaiser Family Foundation aims to help Americans understand the changes coming their way next year under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), when certain of its provisions kick in. Called “The YouToons Get Ready for […]

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Nominations Sought for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Young Leader Awards


July 5th, 2012

GrantWatch Blog is pleased to help the foundation get the word out about this new program, which is part of the foundation’s commemorative activities to mark its forty years of grant making. Read more below. The Young Leader Awards: Recognizing Leadership for a Healthier America program will recognize up to ten people, age forty and […]

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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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Diabetes Prevention: Jim Knickman on the Huffington Post, and Other Resources on This Chronic Disease


July 21st, 2011

Jim Knickman, whom many of you know from his current job as president and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation (and/or his former job as a vice president of research and evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) wrote a column this week for the Huffington Post. His topic was diabetes prevention, which […]

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