Tag Archives: Access

School-Based Health Clinics: Critical Access Points For Confronting The Addiction Epidemic

A new frontier in prevention is emerging, focused on developing early intervention approaches for addressing risky substance use among youth before serious problems develop. School-based health clinics are one setting in which to provide these life-saving interventions.

September 12, 2017

Foundation Addresses Critical Need For Palliative Care Workforce And Leadership Development

Weaving palliative care into the fabric of our evolving health care system and into the community will require leaders who can develop person- and family-centered solutions, advance public policy, train clinicians, and drive sustainable system change. Read about a foundation's leadership...

July 13, 2017

Beyond “To Close Or Not To Close” Rural Hospitals

Financial pressures on rural hospitals are likely to continue, a foundation in Texas says. A new report suggests how rural communities could ensure that a reliable system of health care services would be accessible if their hospital closes.

July 6, 2017

Building Sustainable Partnerships To Improve Access To Breast Cancer Treatment For Uninsured Women

The nonprofit Breast Treatment Task Force, a partnership-based payment and delivery system model, facilitates screenings, diagnostic follow-ups, and treatments for a variety of people in New York City who lack insurance coverage. Donations from health care providers, foundations, and others are...

June 20, 2017

Unusual Community Partnerships Offer New Mental Health Interventions

Bexar County, Texas (where San Antonio is located) has launched an initiative to expand behavioral health services for county youth and families in an effort to prevent youth from entering the criminal justice system. Scouting Health, an effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has...

April 6, 2017

Striving For Equity In Access To And Use Of Specialty Care

In 2015 the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation launched a grant-making initiative called Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations to address inequities in access to, and utilization of, specialty care services in the United States. The goal of this national initiative is to catalyze sustainable...

August 1, 2016

Kentucky Medicaid Program At A Crossroads

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) has released a Medicaid section 1115 demonstration project proposal. The proposed waiver contains some positive components but also areas of concern, says a staffer from a statewide foundation.

July 14, 2016

Not Your Typical Health Conference: Takeaways From Spotlight Health

For the second year, a small Health Affairs team attended Spotlight Health in beautiful Aspen, Colorado. The topics (opioids, planetary health, healthy eating, etc.) were beyond typical. Here are 7 takeaways.

July 7, 2016

We’re Failing Adolescents And Families Coping With Behavioral Health Issues

The consequences of not addressing the teen behavioral health crisis are severe and may span generations, says the head of a foundation in Pennsylvania. The foundation recently kicked off a $500,000 initiative to spark a dialogue and strengthen prevention and treatment services.

May 31, 2016

High-Quality Health Care For Resettled Refugees: A Sustainable Model

For many providers, providing care to refugees has been a financial stress or unsustainable. A foundation's early funding to an upstate New York hospital helped lead to a financially sustainable care model for this vulnerable population.

May 4, 2016