Tag Archives: Health Care Delivery

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

Redesigning New Jersey’s Medicaid Program: Philanthropy Steps Up

When state governments do not take the lead in fundamentally transforming their Medicaid programs, foundations can step up to support Medicaid modernization. A foundation in the Garden State saw an opening to provide the next governor's administration with a ready-to-roll, nonpartisan plan for...

March 21, 2017

How Shared Decision Making In The Emergency Department Can Improve Value

Research into "Chest Pain Choice" decision aids highlights the benefit of bringing shared decision making into the ED.

February 7, 2017

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

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

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

The Power Of Four: Accelerating Interprofessional Collaboration In Nursing

Four foundations are funding an effort to help sixteen schools of nursing to create innovative, robust, and sustainable interprofessional education programs. The intended outcome is more effective patient care in community-based settings.

July 28, 2016

Kentucky Medicaid Program At A Crossroads

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) has released a Medicaid section 1115 demonstration project proposal. The proposed waiver contains some positive components but also areas of concern, says a staffer from a statewide foundation.

July 14, 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

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