Tag Archives: Health Philanthropy

Addressing The Gap In Noncommunicable Disease Data With Technology And Innovation

As the noncommunicable disease epidemic reaches all countries, government officials and public health professionals need high-quality, accessible data about NCD risk factors to make informed decisions. A partnership of Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian government, the $100 million...

September 21, 2017

School-Based Health Clinics: Critical Access Points For Confronting The Addiction Epidemic

A new frontier in prevention is emerging, focused on developing early intervention approaches for addressing risky substance use among youth before serious problems develop. School-based health clinics are one setting in which to provide these life-saving interventions.

September 12, 2017

Data-Driven Policy Making In An Age Of Anecdotes: What Happens When A Foundation Creates A Policy Center?

A health foundation provided seed funding to launch a nonpartisan public policy research center, which has produced a number of reports, briefs, and blog posts. It does not advocate for specific policies—so it can maintain its credibility as a trustworthy source of politically neutral information.

August 31, 2017

Improving Older Adults’ Health: Creating Solutions With—Not For—Them

Why not take the time to ask older adults and caregivers about their everyday experiences and memorable moments to gain better insight into their needs? In this how-to post, a foundation describes its Aging by Design initiative.

August 29, 2017

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

Fighting HIV/AIDS: Human-Rights Focused Advocacy Is More Critical Than Ever

Philanthropy has awarded important grants for advocacy efforts related to HIV/AIDS—for example, helping to reduce stigma, expand legal services, and inform policy. But that funding is often the only money allocated to advocacy, a powerful weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Advocacy is...

August 11, 2017

Substance Use Disorders: A Foundation Sees New Opportunities And Continuing Challenges

Despite many challenges in Montana, a funder has found diverse stakeholders willing to partner to create a more integrated behavioral health system there. Through its grant making, convening, nonpartisan analysis, and emphasizing a chronic disease model for substance use disorder, the...

August 9, 2017

People Post: Staff And Board Changes, Honors, In Health Philanthropy

In this post, read recent "people news" from foundations that fund in health and are located from California to North Carolina.

August 3, 2017

How The Private Sector Can Empower Entrepreneurs To Improve Global Health

The private sector should seek to empower local innovators, not just with cash and product donations, but also with the technical support and mentorship needed to grow their ideas into solutions to improve the health and well-being of people for generations to come. Read about the Global Health...

August 2, 2017

With The ACA Under Fire, Can Health Conversion Foundations Patch The Safety Net For Low-Income Americans?

The authors predict that if current trends hold, at least fifty new health conversion foundations will emerge by the early 2020s. Although conversion foundation assets don't automatically translate into a healthier America, many such funders make a real effort to address the most important...

July 27, 2017