Redesigning New Jersey’s Medicaid Program: Philanthropy Steps Up

When state governments do not take the lead in fundamentally transforming their Medicaid programs, foundations can step up to support Medicaid modernization. A foundation in the Garden State saw an opening to provide the next governor's administration with a ready-to-roll, nonpartisan plan for...

March 21, 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

Economic Benefit Of Vaccines Highlighted In 2017 Bill & Melinda Gates Annual Letter

In their new Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are optimistic about progress in global health. And the most important factor in reducing childhood deaths is increasing global vaccination rates, they say.

February 21, 2017

Aligning Philanthropy To Support Locally Driven Health Interventions Addressing Upstream Issues

The BUILD Health Challenge is bringing together nonprofits with local public health departments and hospitals to identify bold, upstream, innovative, local, and data-driven solutions to health problems. BUILD, supported by multiple funders, reports results from a project to help low-income kids...

February 16, 2017

Let’s Work Together To Improve Care For Older Adults With Complex Needs

The urgency of treating patients with complex needs, regardless of age, prompted five funders to collaborate. They are working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on a Playbook, which curates information about improving care for this population. The John A. Hartford Foundation's...

February 14, 2017

New President And CEO Of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Named

The name of the new RWJF leader was announced on February 13, 2017. Read about his background.

February 13, 2017

People Post: Staff And Board Changes In Health Philanthropy

Who got hired and who got promoted? Read staff and board news at health funders from around the United States—from Wasilla, Alaska, to suburban Washington, D.C.

February 7, 2017

Consumer Decision Support On The Individual Market Will Be More Important Than Ever

We may be entering a world where insurance products will be more loosely defined, and plan standardization less likely. In such an environment, the availability of high-quality consumer decision support will be more important than ever.

January 31, 2017

California’s Bold New Steps For Treating Drug And Alcohol Use Through Medicaid: Lessons Learned

Medicaid has the potential to be a game-changer in the realm of substance use because it creates incentives that are strong enough to overcome historical barriers between systems and providers, says this senior program officer at Blue Shield of California Foundation.

January 26, 2017

Project ECHO: Misplaced Skepticism Should Not Overtake Its Promise

Ongoing and increased investment in high-quality demonstration projects and evaluations is essential to learning more about the conditions under which Project ECHO—a telementoring program—works and fails, and about its potential for improving health care delivery and health outcomes. Read why...

January 24, 2017