An Association Of Health Funders And The Changing Political Landscape

How does Grantmakers In Health—an association of health foundations and corporate-giving programs—plan to help funders understand, and respond to, significant expected changes in public policies and programs that affect the communities they serve?

January 19, 2017

Time To Focus On The ACA’s Sometimes Unheralded Virtue: Value-Based Care

After many years of working to improve health care, the president and CEO of the Blue Shield of California Foundation says that he is "convinced that orienting our system to incentivize better health outcomes—for families, individuals, and communities—is the only sustainable, long-term answer."

January 12, 2017

Working Together Around The World To Kick The Big Tobacco Habit

We must boldly communicate the importance of tobacco control to keep it on the global public health agenda, says this author, who directs Bloomberg Philanthropies' work in reducing use of tobacco.

January 5, 2017

Five Most-Read GrantWatch Posts Of 2016 On Health Affairs Blog

See which posts from our section on health philanthropy made the list! Number one was a post on integrating medical and social services.

December 29, 2016

Education, Health, And Behavioral Health: New Policy Priorities For Their Integration Emerge For 2017

Health reform proposals offered during 2017 should include incentives for health care systems to work collaboratively with schools and child care and early education (ECE) to improve child health outcomes. And mental health promotion should be considered a part of how success is defined in...

December 23, 2016

Facing Addiction In America: It’s About Time

The comprehensive approach of the recently released Surgeon General's Report on Drugs, Alcohol, and Health is encouraging, says a foundation staffer. The public still struggles, though, to fully comprehend substance use as a health issue, she notes.

December 16, 2016

Lessons From The Field: How Local Innovators Are Reshaping How Doctors Are Trained

The model of graduate medical education (GME) in the United States is held in high esteem both here and around the world, but it needs to adapt to an environment of constrained resources coupled with expanding societal health needs.

December 15, 2016

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