Tag Archives: Hospitals

Funerals For Friends: How Public Health In Colorado Handles Growing Prescription Drug Misuse

The opioid painkiller epidemic in Colorado was the focus of a session at this year's Colorado Health Symposium. The Colorado Health Foundation hosts this well-known annual forum.

August 25, 2016

On The Foundation Freeway: Entering And Exiting Priority Areas With Caution

When a burning desire to make a real impact is combined with the realities of the large state of New York and the relatively modest size of the New York State Health Foundation, the only viable path for that funder is to focus its efforts. Read about its new funding priorities.

July 27, 2016

People Post: Staff And Board Changes At Foundations; Job Opening: Foundation President

Read about staff changes at foundations from Maine to California. Interested in being a foundation president? There's an opening.

July 22, 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

Evolving Hospital Community Benefit Could Be The Next Big Development In Health Philanthropy

As community health needs assessments expand to focus on a broader array of health issues and social determinants of health, we can expect hospital community benefit resources to follow in that direction. Health grantmakers have an important role to play in this evolving field.

June 8, 2016

A New Arena For Reducing Antibiotic Misuse: Outpatient Care

The United Hospital Fund has launched its Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative as part of its quality improvement efforts. Hillary Jalon and Anne-Marie Audet describe initiative goals.

March 24, 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

Loan Fund Helps Safety-Net Providers Grow And Innovate

Safety-net providers often have trouble accessing capital, making it hard for them to keep pace with the demands of the changing health care industry. A new $30 million loan fund may help.

December 3, 2015

How Do You Measure The Health Of Health Care Markets?

The goal of the Healthy Marketplace Index, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was to come up with timely measures that reflected important attributes of health care markets—such as prices and provider consolidation.

November 12, 2015

Working Toward Happier Birthdays: An Effort In California To Lower C-Section Rates

As part of its emphasis on high-value care, California HealthCare Foundation has launched an initiative to lower that state's C-section rate for low-risk mothers to 23.9 percent of births in five years. Because of the health risks and costs of C-sections, their overuse is cause for serious concern.

November 2, 2015