We’re Failing Adolescents And Families Coping With Behavioral Health Issues

The consequences of not addressing the teen behavioral health crisis are severe and may span generations, says the head of a foundation in Pennsylvania. The foundation recently kicked off a $500,000 initiative to spark a dialogue and strengthen prevention and treatment services.

May 31, 2016

Knowledge Is Power: Improving Health Care Information For The Most Vulnerable

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Altarum Institute, and Oliver Wyman consulting firm seek to better understand the challenges that vulnerable patients face in accessing health care information and to make recommendations for improving access to such information.

May 25, 2016

Place Matters: Making The United States The Healthiest Nation, Community By Community

Those working outside of medicine and public health can be valuable partners in addressing the social determinants that shape our health and well-being, the leaders of the Aetna Foundation and the American Public Health Association say.

May 19, 2016

Addressing “Triggers Of Decline” In Older Adults’ Physical, Cognitive, Or Mental Health

A foundation in New York State and Syracuse University have developed a model focusing on risk factors that may bring about decline in once healthy older adults.

May 10, 2016

High-Quality Health Care For Resettled Refugees: A Sustainable Model

For many providers, providing care to refugees has been a financial stress or unsustainable. A foundation's early funding to an upstate New York hospital helped lead to a financially sustainable care model for this vulnerable population.

May 4, 2016

It’s Time To Restore A Sense Of Mission To Mental Health

In some fundamental way, the mental health community hasn't even been asking the right questions, a foundation leader says.

May 3, 2016

Increasing Access To Dental Care For Seniors To Improve Overall Health

A foundation, soon to open a Senior Dental Center, is also exploring which are the appropriate payment and reimbursement models to tackle the cost and access barriers preventing seniors from receiving proper oral health care.

April 26, 2016

Studies Reveal A Critical Need To Educate Texans On The Basics Of Health Insurance

About one-quarter of Texans surveyed, regardless of insurance status, lacked confidence in understanding basic health insurance terminology, the Episcopal Health Foundation, in Houston, found.

April 21, 2016

Creating A Culture Of Whole Health: A Realistic Framework For Advancing Behavioral Health And Primary Care Together

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded report outlines six interdependent elements needed to scale integration efforts nationally.

April 14, 2016

Oral Health, Veterans’ Health: Tidbits From The Grantmakers In Health Conference

News from a big conference of health foundations in March 2016.

April 12, 2016