Tag Archives: Policy

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

Fighting HIV/AIDS: Human-Rights Focused Advocacy Is More Critical Than Ever

Philanthropy has awarded important grants for advocacy efforts related to HIV/AIDS—for example, helping to reduce stigma, expand legal services, and inform policy. But that funding is often the only money allocated to advocacy, a powerful weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Advocacy is...

August 11, 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

Could Foundations Have Mounted A Better Defense Of The ACA?

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

Connecting Immigrants To Health Care Coverage

In New York City alone, about 345,000 undocumented immigrants were uninsured in 2013. A foundation has been trying to help immigrants—documented and undocumented—in that city to learn about health care coverage that may be available to them.

June 29, 2016

People Post: Staff Changes In Health Philanthropy; Honors; Job Openings

Read about comings and goings at foundations; awards and honors; and a job opening at both the Missouri Foundation for Health and the California Health Care Foundation.

June 9, 2016

Tracking The Impact Of The Affordable Care Act In Kentucky

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has contracted with researchers to monitor the effects of the ACA on Kentucky residents.

April 6, 2016

Health Is Not Always Local: Beginning A Cross-Border Health Dialogue

There is much that the Canadian and US health systems can learn from each other. And the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released "Global Ideas for US Solutions," a Call for Proposals on adapting ideas on health and health care from other countries.

March 22, 2016

How Do State Health Policy Meetings Make A Difference? We Tried To Find Out

The Milbank Memorial Fund has been supporting meetings of the Reforming States Group for years. The fund's survey of this bipartisan group shows that policy actions have resulted from these meetings.

February 9, 2016

Several Kansas Foundations Encourage Expansion Of Kansas Medicaid

For two years, Kansas has ignored a national policy decision that could be saving the state money now while providing coverage to more than 150,000 uninsured Kansans.

February 4, 2016