People Post: Staff And Board Changes In Health Philanthropy

Read "people news" from foundations around the country.

September 27, 2016

Grants On Tap: Funders Support Clean Drinking Water

The tragedy in Flint, Michigan, and subsequent reports of contaminated drinking water elsewhere in America have made clear that our national drinking water infrastructure is failing to protect public health. What is philanthropy doing to help?

September 23, 2016

RWJF President And CEO To Step Down

Leadership change will be coming at the nation's largest philanthropy devoted to health.

September 16, 2016

Could Foundations Have Mounted A Better Defense Of The ACA?

Six years after the Affordable Care Act became law, foundation policy staffers talked about what could have been done differently to support its implementation. A key lesson: When complex issues like health reform are caught up in partisan battles, the need for advocacy support persists well...

September 14, 2016

Pain Care As A Catalyst For Primary Care Transformation

A New Jersey foundation believes that a more comprehensive approach to pain care and the prescription opioid addiction crisis represents a key opportunity to have a long-term impact on the primary care system.

September 8, 2016

Patients, Physicians, And Price Transparency: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Findings from six research studies aiming to contribute to an understanding of the use and impact of price data in health care were presented at a meeting where the discussion explored the “state of the art” in price transparency and sought to identify directions for future research.

August 31, 2016

Funerals For Friends: How Public Health In Colorado Handles Growing Prescription Drug Misuse

The opioid painkiller epidemic in Colorado was the focus of a session at this year's Colorado Health Symposium. The Colorado Health Foundation hosts this well-known annual forum.

August 25, 2016

New Initiative Explores The Intersection Of Education And Mental Health

Some of the richest opportunities for improving educational outcomes for children may emerge from initiatives that prevent and address mental health issues in this population. Read about about a new W.K. Kellogg Foundation–funded project on promoting mental health in schools.

August 23, 2016

Who’s Funding Mental Health Research Worldwide?

RAND Europe has released a new report on global mental health research funding. The authors have used a "bottom-up" approach that looks at funding acknowledgments by researchers in papers published between 2009 and 2014. They authors analyzed nearly 230,000 papers.

August 16, 2016

Building New Partnerships For American Indian And Alaska Native Health

A foundation in Montana set out to learn about the practical realities behind health disparities statistics for American Indian and Alaska Native people in its state and develop a strategy to address such disparities. Read the foundation's four key findings.

August 9, 2016