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
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
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
Read "people news" from foundations around the country.
September 27, 2016
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
Leadership change will be coming at the nation's largest philanthropy devoted to health.
September 16, 2016
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
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
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
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