Tag Archives: Health Reform
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
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
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
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
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
Also featured are posts on uncertainties about the status of health reform, environmental health, and data analytics.
March 7, 2017
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