Tag Archives: Nonmedical Determinants

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

Interest In Early Childhood Health Leads To Three Funders Working Together

One pathway to preventing and reducing poverty-related adversity in early childhood is to build the capacity of pediatric primary care providers to identify nonmedical threats to young children's health and to connect families to appropriate social services. Three funders in New York City are...

July 11, 2017

How Health Care And Community-Based Human Services Organizations Are Partnering For Better Health Outcomes

Health care organizations and community-based providers of human services are now collaborating to address both the social and the clinical determinants of health. What kinds of partnerships exist among what sorts of partners? What's working well, and what could be improved?

June 29, 2017

From Hotspot To Health Hub: How Communication And Data Can Help Solve The Growing Health Divide

Neighborhoods within cities have the power to be health hubs and create a long-term, positive health impact, say these two authors. A project in the District of Columbia, partially supported by the Aetna Foundation, addresses high-risk populations.

May 9, 2017

Our Climate Change And Health “Moment”: How Philanthropy Can Help

Health foundations, by and large, have not seen climate change as an area worthy of major investment. Matt James says that view may be changing: health philanthropists are starting to realize that climate change has the ability to overwhelm the progress made in improving human health and...

March 30, 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

RWJF President And CEO To Step Down

Leadership change will be coming at the nation's largest philanthropy devoted to health.

September 16, 2016

Striving For Equity In Access To And Use Of Specialty Care

In 2015 the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation launched a grant-making initiative called Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations to address inequities in access to, and utilization of, specialty care services in the United States. The goal of this national initiative is to catalyze sustainable...

August 1, 2016

Digging Deeply To Address Health Inequities At The Local Level

Northern Virginia is one of the nation's most prosperous regions, with counties consistently ranking high on health measures. But if you examine data at the census-tract level, you'll see stark health disparities. What is going on?

July 7, 2016

Integrating Medical And Social Services: A Pressing Priority For Health Systems And Payers

Dramatic changes in health care have propelled integration of medical and social services to the forefront of health policy and care delivery transformation discussions, according to two Commonwealth Fund staffers.

July 5, 2016