Tag Archives: Health Care Costs

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

Integrating Medical And Social Services: A Pressing Priority For Health Systems And Payers

Dramatic changes in health care have propelled integration of medical and social services to the forefront of health policy and care delivery transformation discussions, according to two Commonwealth Fund staffers.

July 5, 2016

Tracking The Impact Of The Affordable Care Act In Kentucky

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has contracted with researchers to monitor the effects of the ACA on Kentucky residents.

April 6, 2016

Patients Are The Sun: The Imperative For Consumer Engagement In Transforming Health Care

A new center aiming to advance the role of consumers in transformation of the health care system has launched.

February 11, 2016

Several Kansas Foundations Encourage Expansion Of Kansas Medicaid

For two years, Kansas has ignored a national policy decision that could be saving the state money now while providing coverage to more than 150,000 uninsured Kansans.

February 4, 2016

Using Travel As A Teaching Tool, And A Lever For Change

A foundation president explains how sponsoring out-of-state or even out-of-the-country trips for health care leaders can inspire new ways of thinking about care delivery back in their home state.

January 21, 2016

How Funders Can Support Emerging Accountable Care Organizations To Maximize Their Potential

Foundations and others can partner with policy makers and researchers to play a critical role in addressing the remaining challenges for ACOs and in supporting the evolution of promising ACO models.

January 5, 2016

Preventing Older Adults From Falling: Evaluation Of A New York Foundation’s Initiative Shows Success

A foundation's initiative in seven counties in New York State saw some encouraging results in the rates of older adults hospitalized because of falls.

December 10, 2015

Health Care Price Transparency: A Meeting Of The Minds In Kentucky

A foundation in Kentucky held a symposium focused on the role of the all-payer claims database, Kentucky is developing one to improve the health of Kentuckians "by providing complete and transparent information about health care utilization and outcomes.”

December 8, 2015