Tag Archives: Population Health

Calling All Wonder Women—The US Health System Needs Strong Leaders, Healthy Mothers

Two foundations in Pittsburgh support WHAMglobal, which launched in 2016 and forms networks of women's health advocates to improve health care delivery and outcomes, equity, and leadership. One of WHAMglobal's focus areas is the unacceptably high maternal mortality rate in the United States.

October 5, 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

What To Expect When You Are Managing A Population Health Coalition

Representatives of ten health collaboratives—including hospital leaders, hospital community outreach professionals, and staff of community-based organizations—met in Denver to share experiences and develop skills. What were some of the participants' candid comments, and what did they learn at...

June 13, 2017

Creating A Culture Of Whole Health: A Realistic Framework For Advancing Behavioral Health And Primary Care Together

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded report outlines six interdependent elements needed to scale integration efforts nationally.

April 14, 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

The Battle Plan To Fight Diabetes And Obesity

Jim Knickman, president and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation, says that a holistic funding approach that creates community environments encouraging healthy living for all ages makes good sense.

January 13, 2016

Health Care Price Transparency: A Meeting Of The Minds In Kentucky

A foundation in Kentucky held a symposium focused on the role of the all-payer claims database, Kentucky is developing one to improve the health of Kentuckians "by providing complete and transparent information about health care utilization and outcomes.”

December 8, 2015

Evidence For Action: A New RWJF Initiative Informing The Path Toward A Culture of Health

This new RWJF program expects research that it funds to provide knowledge about what actually works to improve health and reduce inequities. The program is also interested in researchers' proposals of new measures for assessment of health outcomes.

September 2, 2015

Funding to Improve Health In Rural North Carolina Communities: When Buzzwords Meet Change

For the past few years, among some of the most frequently used “philanthropy speak” have been the words “place based” and “collective change.” Unlike many buzzwords, though, these terms have meat behind them and continue to be studied and analyzed. That is why my colleague Doug Easterling from...

April 7, 2015

What Funders Can Do to Advance Payment Reform

The movement to transform how we pay health care providers has taken a dramatic turn in the past several years as more and more purchasers, providers, and other stakeholders seek financial incentives to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care and enhance population health. While most...

February 17, 2015