The nonprofit Breast Treatment Task Force, a partnership-based payment and delivery system model, facilitates screenings, diagnostic follow-ups, and treatments for a variety of people in New York City who lack insurance coverage. Donations from health care providers, foundations, and others are...
June 20, 2017
Representatives of ten health collaboratives—including hospital leaders, hospital community outreach professionals, and staff of community-based organizations—met in Denver to share experiences and develop skills. What were some of the participants' candid comments, and what did they learn at...
June 13, 2017
Do taxpayers really want the budgets of effective federal public health programs to be cut? Budget decisionmakers are reminded that investing in disease prevention and emergency preparedness protects us all because diseases like pandemic influenza and Zika don't discriminate by party...
June 8, 2017
A foundation in Kentucky worked in a rapidly changing policy landscape following election of a new governor. See what strategies the funder's Promoting Responsive Health Policy initiative has used and what challenges it has encountered.
June 6, 2017
For a new program called Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems, the RWJF seeks to fund rigorous empirical studies that are timely and will directly inform the policy process. Such research is critical, given the fluid nature of the current policy environment.
June 1, 2017
The Burgeoning “Yelpification” Of Health Care: Foundations Help Consumers Hold A Scale And A Mirror To The Health Care System
Current information about health care quality is disconnected from what consumers want. Philanthropy has a role to play in bridging the disconnect.
May 25, 2017
A few recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) efforts reflect its evolving interest in promoting access to health data of various types. For its new Health Data for Action program, it partners with athenahealth and the Health Care Cost Institute.
May 17, 2017
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
HIV remains "a serious health problem" in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. GrantWatch mentions examples of funders supporting HIV/AIDS initiatives in the United States and abroad, as well as some key personnel changes at foundations.
May 5, 2017
Health Philanthropy’s Role In Uncertain Times, NIH Funding, Oral Health: A Round-Up Of Foundation Blogs
These thoughtful pieces on some daunting challenges were published by foundations and a foundation grantee.
April 27, 2017