A Short Holiday Reading List: Latinos And Health Insurance, The Passing Of Rick Cohen, And More

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

What We Discovered At ‘The Frontiers’ About Financing And Leading Improvements In Health

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

How Do You Measure The Health Of Health Care Markets?

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

Live Well, Die Well: Thoughts On The Best Care Possible Through The End of Life

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

Working Toward Happier Birthdays: An Effort In California To Lower C-Section Rates

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

Hospital Community Benefit: How Partnerships Can Support Healthy Communities

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

The State Of Medicaid In New York: Progress And The Road To Value-Based Payments

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

Spanish-Language Mobile App Helps To Extend Health Coverage Safety Net

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

An Underutilized Tool For Foundations—Policy Change

A staffer at a California foundation explains why and how it funds policy work.

October 8, 2015

How To Build Healthy Places Through Cross-Sector Collaboration

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