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

Substance Use Disorders: A Foundation Sees New Opportunities And Continuing Challenges

Despite many challenges in Montana, a funder has found diverse stakeholders willing to partner to create a more integrated behavioral health system there. Through its grant making, convening, nonpartisan analysis, and emphasizing a chronic disease model for substance use disorder, the...

August 9, 2017

People Post: Staff And Board Changes, Honors, In Health Philanthropy

In this post, read recent "people news" from foundations that fund in health and are located from California to North Carolina.

August 3, 2017

How The Private Sector Can Empower Entrepreneurs To Improve Global Health

The private sector should seek to empower local innovators, not just with cash and product donations, but also with the technical support and mentorship needed to grow their ideas into solutions to improve the health and well-being of people for generations to come. Read about the Global Health...

August 2, 2017

With The ACA Under Fire, Can Health Conversion Foundations Patch The Safety Net For Low-Income Americans?

The authors predict that if current trends hold, at least fifty new health conversion foundations will emerge by the early 2020s. Although conversion foundation assets don't automatically translate into a healthier America, many such funders make a real effort to address the most important...

July 27, 2017

Foundation Addresses Critical Need For Palliative Care Workforce And Leadership Development

Weaving palliative care into the fabric of our evolving health care system and into the community will require leaders who can develop person- and family-centered solutions, advance public policy, train clinicians, and drive sustainable system change. Read about a foundation's leadership...

July 13, 2017

Interest In Early Childhood Health Leads To Three Funders Working Together

One pathway to preventing and reducing poverty-related adversity in early childhood is to build the capacity of pediatric primary care providers to identify nonmedical threats to young children's health and to connect families to appropriate social services. Three funders in New York City are...

July 11, 2017

Beyond “To Close Or Not To Close” Rural Hospitals

Financial pressures on rural hospitals are likely to continue, a foundation in Texas says. A new report suggests how rural communities could ensure that a reliable system of health care services would be accessible if their hospital closes.

July 6, 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

Making Investments In Rural Health: What Are The New And Old Challenges?

Much of rural America helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Now, how can health funders be useful to people in rural parts of the United States? In this commentary, the author suggests ten ways to be a better rural health funder.

June 28, 2017