Tag Archives: Children

Community Approaches To Improving Children’s Health: Addressing Childhood Obesity And ACEs In Kentucky

The Investing in Kentucky's Future initiative is a partnership between a foundation and local community health coalitions to reduce the risk that today's children will develop chronic diseases as they become adults. The six-year initiative, which is nearing completion, has reported some results.

October 4, 2017

People Post: Staff And Board Changes, Honors, In Health Philanthropy

In this post, read recent "people news" from foundations that fund in health and are located from California to North Carolina.

August 3, 2017

Interest In Early Childhood Health Leads To Three Funders Working Together

One pathway to preventing and reducing poverty-related adversity in early childhood is to build the capacity of pediatric primary care providers to identify nonmedical threats to young children's health and to connect families to appropriate social services. Three funders in New York City are...

July 11, 2017

New In The Journal: Are Foundations Still Interested In HIV/AIDS?

HIV remains "a serious health problem" in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. GrantWatch mentions examples of funders supporting HIV/AIDS initiatives in the United States and abroad, as well as some key personnel changes at foundations.

May 5, 2017

People Post: Staff Changes And Job Openings In Health Philanthropy

Read news about comings and goings at foundations around the country and check out the job openings in interesting locations.

April 18, 2017

Economic Benefit Of Vaccines Highlighted In 2017 Bill & Melinda Gates Annual Letter

In their new Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are optimistic about progress in global health. And the most important factor in reducing childhood deaths is increasing global vaccination rates, they say.

February 21, 2017

Not Your Parents’ Childhood: Why Children Should Be Seen And Heard For Positive Social Development

About 9 percent of children receiving specialty mental health services in the United States are under the age of six, according to research cited by the author. She says that it is just as important to foster young children's social and emotional development as it is to have them learn numbers...

October 4, 2016

RWJF President And CEO To Step Down

Leadership change will be coming at the nation's largest philanthropy devoted to health.

September 16, 2016

New Initiative Explores The Intersection Of Education And Mental Health

Some of the richest opportunities for improving educational outcomes for children may emerge from initiatives that prevent and address mental health issues in this population. Read about about a new W.K. Kellogg Foundation–funded project on promoting mental health in schools.

August 23, 2016

Against North Carolina’s HB2 Law: Mental Health And Discrimination Cannot Co-Exist

This controversial new law affects transgender people. Stigma, whether perpetuated by family or ratified by a state legislature, encroaches on emotional well-being and the ability of people to live whole and happy lives.

August 4, 2016