Tag Archives: Nonmedical Determinants

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

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

Knowledge Is Power: Improving Health Care Information For The Most Vulnerable

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Altarum Institute, and Oliver Wyman consulting firm seek to better understand the challenges that vulnerable patients face in accessing health care information and to make recommendations for improving access to such information.

May 25, 2016

Place Matters: Making The United States The Healthiest Nation, Community By Community

Those working outside of medicine and public health can be valuable partners in addressing the social determinants that shape our health and well-being, the leaders of the Aetna Foundation and the American Public Health Association say.

May 19, 2016