This Thanksgiving week post also alerts readers to a new Kaiser Family Foundation animated video called Health of the Healthcare System and a global health post on the continuing incidence of childhood diarrheal disease.
November 24, 2015
The greatest challenges to transforming health at the regional level are around long-term, sustainable financing, and broad-based stewardship, a Rippel Foundation and RWJF project says.
November 18, 2015
The goal of the Healthy Marketplace Index, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was to come up with timely measures that reflected important attributes of health care markets—such as prices and provider consolidation.
November 12, 2015
Communication between medical professionals and patients and their families is important, so that patients can clarify what kind of care they want through the end of life.
November 5, 2015
As part of its emphasis on high-value care, California HealthCare Foundation has launched an initiative to lower that state's C-section rate for low-risk mothers to 23.9 percent of births in five years. Because of the health risks and costs of C-sections, their overuse is cause for serious concern.
November 2, 2015
For those working to create healthy communities, nonprofit hospitals are another sector to consider working with. A recent report from a foundation in Arizona suggests how to begin a constructive conversation with a local nonprofit hospital.
October 22, 2015
Jason Helgerson, New York State Medicaid director, spoke to some health and human services providers about the Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York sponsored the event.
October 19, 2015
The New York Community Trust has awarded funding to FAIR Health to develop, promote, and distribute a mobile phone app to Latinos in New York City. The goal is to help them become more engaged and better-informed health care consumers.
October 14, 2015
A staffer at a California foundation explains why and how it funds policy work.
October 8, 2015
A foundation's annual policy forum focused on social determinants of health this year, including transportation and housing, education, food, and the workplace.
October 7, 2015