Tag Archives: Consumers

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

Public Health Funding And OMB Director Mulvaney’s “Taxpayer First” Test

Do taxpayers really want the budgets of effective federal public health programs to be cut? Budget decisionmakers are reminded that investing in disease prevention and emergency preparedness protects us all because diseases like pandemic influenza and Zika don't discriminate by party...

June 8, 2017

What Evidence Is Needed To Transform Health And Health Care?

For a new program called Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems, the RWJF seeks to fund rigorous empirical studies that are timely and will directly inform the policy process. Such research is critical, given the fluid nature of the current policy environment.

June 1, 2017

The Burgeoning “Yelpification” Of Health Care: Foundations Help Consumers Hold A Scale And A Mirror To The Health Care System

Current information about health care quality is disconnected from what consumers want. Philanthropy has a role to play in bridging the disconnect.

May 25, 2017

Pain Care As A Catalyst For Primary Care Transformation

A New Jersey foundation believes that a more comprehensive approach to pain care and the prescription opioid addiction crisis represents a key opportunity to have a long-term impact on the primary care system.

September 8, 2016

Funerals For Friends: How Public Health In Colorado Handles Growing Prescription Drug Misuse

The opioid painkiller epidemic in Colorado was the focus of a session at this year's Colorado Health Symposium. The Colorado Health Foundation hosts this well-known annual forum.

August 25, 2016

On The Foundation Freeway: Entering And Exiting Priority Areas With Caution

When a burning desire to make a real impact is combined with the realities of the large state of New York and the relatively modest size of the New York State Health Foundation, the only viable path for that funder is to focus its efforts. Read about its new funding priorities.

July 27, 2016

What Is The Private Sector Doing To Help Fight Zika?

Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, is quoted in this post as saying that everyone—"leaders in both the public and private sectors"—must ensure that "we mount a robust and comprehensive response" to the Zika virus here in the United States.

June 23, 2016

Let’s Stop Making Excuses For Egregious Medical Errors

We know how to eliminate medical errors, says the leader of a foundation in Pennsylvania. We just haven't shown the courage and conviction to do it.

June 21, 2016