Tag Archives: Disparities

Tribal Partnerships: A Health Foundation Balances Relationships And Results With Native American Communities

A health foundation has found a successful strategy for working with Native American tribes. It includes looking for outcome measures that balance the funder's need for objective evaluation with the tribes' goals and constraints. Using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) survey seems mutually...

August 24, 2017

From Hotspot To Health Hub: How Communication And Data Can Help Solve The Growing Health Divide

Neighborhoods within cities have the power to be health hubs and create a long-term, positive health impact, say these two authors. A project in the District of Columbia, partially supported by the Aetna Foundation, addresses high-risk populations.

May 9, 2017

RWJF President And CEO To Step Down

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

September 16, 2016

Building New Partnerships For American Indian And Alaska Native Health

A foundation in Montana set out to learn about the practical realities behind health disparities statistics for American Indian and Alaska Native people in its state and develop a strategy to address such disparities. Read the foundation's four key findings.

August 9, 2016

Health Affairs’ August Issue: Disparities, Hospital Financing, And More

The August issue of Health Affairs, a variety issue, includes a collection of articles that show the extent of health disparities in the United States and describe approaches designed to address them. There are also articles covering hospital financing, Medicare, and other topics.

August 8, 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

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

Digging Deeply To Address Health Inequities At The Local Level

Northern Virginia is one of the nation's most prosperous regions, with counties consistently ranking high on health measures. But if you examine data at the census-tract level, you'll see stark health disparities. What is going on?

July 7, 2016

Making Hepatitis C A Rare Disease In The United States

While new breakthrough medicines for Hepatitis C offer cure rates greater than 90 percent, the CDC named it the leading infectious killer in the US in 2014. We suggest that increased access can be leveraged in the direction of a larger, strategic aim: an explicit public health target.

June 15, 2016

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