Tag Archives: Health Reform

Forgotten Heroes: Remembering Dr. Alvin Blount, Who Helped Integrate America’s Hospitals

In 1963, Dr. Alvin Blount and 10 other plaintiffs successfully sued the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, challenging the use of federal funds to support a segregated hospital.

September 1, 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

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

What Makes Covering Maternity Care Different?

Eliminating the requirement for health insurance plans to cover maternity would place the health of women and children at risk and place financial hardship on families welcoming a new child.

June 29, 2017

Investing In Policy And Advocacy: A Foundation Shares Lessons Learned

A foundation in Kentucky worked in a rapidly changing policy landscape following election of a new governor. See what strategies the funder's Promoting Responsive Health Policy initiative has used and what challenges it has encountered.

June 6, 2017

What Evidence Is Needed To Transform Health And Health Care?

For a new program called Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems, the RWJF seeks to fund rigorous empirical studies that are timely and will directly inform the policy process. Such research is critical, given the fluid nature of the current policy environment.

June 1, 2017

Restoring Equity To The Health Law Debate

Millions of Americans suffer every day because we sidelined one word from our health reform debates: equity.

May 1, 2017

Health Philanthropy’s Role In Uncertain Times, NIH Funding, Oral Health: A Round-Up Of Foundation Blogs

These thoughtful pieces on some daunting challenges were published by foundations and a foundation grantee.

April 27, 2017

Foundation Blogs Round-Up: Social Determinants Of Health, Kansas Medicaid, And More

Also featured are posts on uncertainties about the status of health reform, environmental health, and data analytics.

March 7, 2017

Could Foundations Have Mounted A Better Defense Of The ACA?

Six years after the Affordable Care Act became law, foundation policy staffers talked about what could have been done differently to support its implementation. A key lesson: When complex issues like health reform are caught up in partisan battles, the need for advocacy support persists well...

September 14, 2016