How Do State Health Policy Meetings Make A Difference? We Tried To Find Out

The Milbank Memorial Fund has been supporting meetings of the Reforming States Group for years. The fund's survey of this bipartisan group shows that policy actions have resulted from these meetings.

February 9, 2016

Several Kansas Foundations Encourage Expansion Of Kansas Medicaid

For two years, Kansas has ignored a national policy decision that could be saving the state money now while providing coverage to more than 150,000 uninsured Kansans.

February 4, 2016

A Southern City Follows The Way To Wellville: A Five-Year Push To Move The Needle To A Healthier Community

A South Carolina community is one of five across the country selected to participate in a five-year collaborative process to produce better health outcomes in its locality. The Mary Black Foundation is a key part of the collaborative.

February 1, 2016

Ten Most-Read GrantWatch Posts Of 2015

The most popular GrantWatch posts among our readers in 2015 were on a variety of subjects including health care for older people, behavioral health, Medicaid, social determinants of health, long-term care, data, and price transparency.

January 27, 2016

Using Travel As A Teaching Tool, And A Lever For Change

A foundation president explains how sponsoring out-of-state or even out-of-the-country trips for health care leaders can inspire new ways of thinking about care delivery back in their home state.

January 21, 2016

The Battle Plan To Fight Diabetes And Obesity

Jim Knickman, president and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation, says that a holistic funding approach that creates community environments encouraging healthy living for all ages makes good sense.

January 13, 2016

Oral Health, Mental Health, Opioid Addiction, & More: Foundation Blogs Round-Up

Other topics highlighted in these blog posts from foundations around the country are HIV/AIDS and smoking prevention.

January 7, 2016

How Funders Can Support Emerging Accountable Care Organizations To Maximize Their Potential

Foundations and others can partner with policy makers and researchers to play a critical role in addressing the remaining challenges for ACOs and in supporting the evolution of promising ACO models.

January 5, 2016

People Post: Staff And Board Changes In Health Philanthropy; Honors; Request For Proposals

Read recent "people news" at health philanthropies around the United States and see an ABIM Foundation/Council of Medical Specialty Societies RFP.

December 29, 2015

Four Readings On Health Philanthropy: A Holiday Potpourri

Subjects covered in the holiday potpourri include health care for the homeless, nurses, patient engagement, and the Mark Zuckerberg/Priscilla Chan donation announcement.

December 23, 2015