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

Not Your Parents’ Childhood: Why Children Should Be Seen And Heard For Positive Social Development

About 9 percent of children receiving specialty mental health services in the United States are under the age of six, according to research cited by the author. She says that It is just as important to foster young children's social and emotional development as it is to have them learn numbers...

October 4, 2016

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