Accelerating Health System Transformation By Disrupting The Status Quo

To solve the problems with America's health system, we have to start by being honest with ourselves: we know that the system is failing us, and we know why, says a foundation leader. These times call for truly catalytic philanthropy—investments that accelerate change, not foster business as usual.

December 8, 2016

A Funder Collaborative To Integrate Oral Health Into Primary Care Sets The Bar

Nearly four years ago, three foundations around the country set out to engage primary care providers in promoting the relationship of good oral health to overall health and to gain their support for an efficient and effective delivery framework. What are the outcomes and lessons learned from...

December 1, 2016

People Post: Staff And Board Changes At Health Foundations

Read about comings and goings at foundations across the country, as well as honors received by a number of staffers.

November 29, 2016

Foundation Reactions To The 2016 Presidential Election: Round-Up

Following the US presidential election on November 8, what are foundation staffers saying? Colleagues from one national funder, for example, said they hope that the election results "will not alter the nation's commitment to improving insurance coverage and health care."

November 22, 2016

Are Public–Private Partnerships The Future Of Serving Veterans?

The problems faced by veterans in the United States are the problems of every US citizen, and we must solve them together, says a New York State Health Foundation staffer. And health foundations can and should be a part of the equation.

November 10, 2016

Age-Friendly Health Systems: How Do We Get There?

The new paradigm for an age-friendly health system is based on patients’ goals and values, and on improved outcomes and lower costs of care within the walls of the hospital and beyond, says The John A. Hartford Foundation. It aims to test the new Age-Friendly Health Systems approach to care by...

November 3, 2016

How Are Hospital-Based ACOs Addressing Community Health?

Results from an RWJF-funded study highlight many of the tensions that accountable care organizations are currently facing. Premier Inc., in conjunction with three other firms, developed the study.

October 27, 2016

How Can Research Be More Useful And Used? Lessons From A Long-Running Grant-Making Program

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO), an RWJF program, will soon be drawing to a close after many years. What has AcademyHealth, which has directed HCFO over the years, learned?

October 25, 2016

New Center For Ethics In Health Care: Aiming To Make A Difference Through Systems Change

Historically, the bioethics field has focused much attention on ethical issues raised by the latest advances in medical science. But what about everyday ethical issues that arise in hospitals and other organizations delivering care? These can involve high-stakes decisions that can profoundly...

October 13, 2016

A Friendly Competition To Increase ACA Marketplace Stability: Calling All Actuaries

Without a doubt, the next administration and Congress will face difficult decisions about how best to address the challenges facing the individual health insurance market. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is sponsoring a competition for teams of actuaries to develop solutions to improve that...

October 11, 2016