Tag Archives: Counties

Evolving Hospital Community Benefit Could Be The Next Big Development In Health Philanthropy

As community health needs assessments expand to focus on a broader array of health issues and social determinants of health, we can expect hospital community benefit resources to follow in that direction. Health grantmakers have an important role to play in this evolving field.

June 8, 2016

Place Matters: Making The United States The Healthiest Nation, Community By Community

Those working outside of medicine and public health can be valuable partners in addressing the social determinants that shape our health and well-being, the leaders of the Aetna Foundation and the American Public Health Association say.

May 19, 2016

Funding to Improve Health In Rural North Carolina Communities: When Buzzwords Meet Change

For the past few years, among some of the most frequently used “philanthropy speak” have been the words “place based” and “collective change.” Unlike many buzzwords, though, these terms have meat behind them and continue to be studied and analyzed. That is why my colleague Doug Easterling from...

April 7, 2015

People Post: News of Staffers at Foundations around the United States. Job Openings

Magdalena Beltrán-del Olmo, vice president of communications at the California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness), will retire from the foundation in February. Her last day is February 6. She has been with Cal Wellness since 1996. She plans to spend more time with her son and to continue “her...

February 6, 2015

Making Local Community Health a Financial Imperative in Maryland

When former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill coined the phrase “all politics is local,” he knew that successful politicians addressed the everyday “kitchen-table” concerns of voters. Health care policy changes at the national and state levels have dramatically changed how Americans get...

February 4, 2015

New in the Journal: Public Health in America: How Foundations Are Contributing; Other PH News

My January 2015 GrantWatch column (free access) focuses on public health and what a variety of foundations around the country are doing to improve it. GrantWatch is Health Affairs journal’s section on health philanthropy. One section of the column is on education—with examples of foundations...

January 21, 2015

Oral Health: How a Foundation in New York State Is Working to Prevent Cavities in Young Children

Early Childhood Caries—tooth decay among children under age six—is a disease process that can cause pain that affects a child’s ability to eat, speak, and learn at a time when he or she should be developing and thriving. Almost half of all children develop this decay before they reach...

November 5, 2014

The RWJF’s Culture of Health Prize Awarded to Six Localities

This post originally appeared on our sister blog, Health Affairs Blog, on June 25. Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded its 2014 Culture of Health Prize to six communities. These communities– Brownsville, Texas; Buncombe County, North Carolina; Durham County, North...

July 17, 2014

Making Community Health Centers “Providers of Choice”—Two Foundations in California Fund a Study of the Safety Net’s Readiness for the ACA

Community health centers (CHCs) have long been a centerpiece of the health care safety net, providing an array of primary care services for low-income and uninsured populations. These organizations will continue to serve a critical role for the millions of people who remain uninsured after...

June 11, 2014

Sustainability and Growth in Funding for Drug Treatment Courts

Crisis in the American criminal justice system in the 1980s launched a vigorous self-examination by judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel and led to the creation of drug treatment courts (or simply “drug courts”). The criminal justice system was overwhelmed at the time...

March 11, 2014