Tag Archives: Insurance

Building Sustainable Partnerships To Improve Access To Breast Cancer Treatment For Uninsured Women

The nonprofit Breast Treatment Task Force, a partnership-based payment and delivery system model, facilitates screenings, diagnostic follow-ups, and treatments for a variety of people in New York City who lack insurance coverage. Donations from health care providers, foundations, and others are...

June 20, 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

New RWJF Funding Opportunities Promote Access To Health Data For Researchers And Others

A few recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) efforts reflect its evolving interest in promoting access to health data of various types. For its new Health Data for Action program, it partners with athenahealth and the Health Care Cost Institute.

May 17, 2017

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

Foundation Blogs Round-Up: Orlando, Flint, High-Deductible Health Plans, and More

This round-up also includes posts on global health (immunizations in Africa), improving physicians' waiting rooms, and certain foundations' reporting of what they have funded.

June 15, 2016

An Underutilized Tool For Foundations—Policy Change

A staffer at a California foundation explains why and how it funds policy work.

October 8, 2015

2015 White House Conference On Aging: What Happened And What Was Missing

The conference, at which President Obama spoke, succeeded in three ways. But what was missing was a clear-eyed discussion of current and future long-term care costs.

August 4, 2015

New In The Journal: GrantWatch Columns On Substance Use And Kids’ Health

The June 2015 GrantWatch column, recently released, focuses on foundations' efforts to prevent substance use disorders. The May 2015 GrantWatch column is on foundations that are trying to improve children's health.

June 12, 2015

The Post-Launch Problem: The Affordable Care Act’s Persistently High Administrative Costs

The roughly $6 billion in exchange start-up costs pale in comparison to the ongoing insurance overhead that the ACA has added to our health care system -- more than a quarter of a trillion dollars through 2022.

May 27, 2015