Tag Archives: Technology

Addressing The Gap In Noncommunicable Disease Data With Technology And Innovation

As the noncommunicable disease epidemic reaches all countries, government officials and public health professionals need high-quality, accessible data about NCD risk factors to make informed decisions. A partnership of Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian government, the $100 million...

September 21, 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

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

Fostering New Connections Among Health Researchers To Promote Diversity And Inclusion In Academia

How is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation helping to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community of faculty and researchers?

February 18, 2016

Ten Most-Read GrantWatch Posts Of 2015

The most popular GrantWatch posts among our readers in 2015 were on a variety of subjects including health care for older people, behavioral health, Medicaid, social determinants of health, long-term care, data, and price transparency.

January 27, 2016

Spanish-Language Mobile App Helps To Extend Health Coverage Safety Net

The New York Community Trust has awarded funding to FAIR Health to develop, promote, and distribute a mobile phone app to Latinos in New York City. The goal is to help them become more engaged and better-informed health care consumers.

October 14, 2015

Avoiding Expensive And Consequential Health Care Decisions Based On Weak Research Designs

Long before Congress created the HITECH Act, giving $32 billion to health care providers to transfer to EHR vendors, plans for that windfall were created by Health Information Technology (HIT) vendors, HIT enthusiasts, and politicians. Much of the economic justification for the spending on HIT...

August 31, 2015

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on fertility, breastfeeding, addiction, nursing, life-prolonging technology, and more.

August 31, 2015

Defeating The ZIP Code Health Paradigm: Data, Technology, And Collaboration Are Key

Because health disparities are local, they must be tackled community by community. People must be reached where they spend time -- homes, neighborhoods, schools, and faith-based groups. And the first step in eliminating dramatic differences in health outcomes is to study their causes at the...

August 6, 2015

Project ECHO: Force Multiplier For Community Health Centers

A new GE Foundation grant aims to increase the number of community health centers participating in Project ECHO nationwide. The grant also includes a quality improvement component that aims to improve centers' effectiveness and efficiency.

July 20, 2015