To Reduce Unnecessary Care, Choosing Wisely Moves from Awareness to Implementation

The ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign used a different approach by inviting physicians to recommend solutions to the problem of unnecessary tests and procedures.

June 30, 2015

It Is Time To Make Oral Health An Integral Part Of Primary Care

To reduce the burden of oral disease, the efforts and skills of both primary care providers and dentists and their respective teams will be required. It's too big a job for either discipline alone.

June 25, 2015

IOM’s Vital Signs Report Lays Out Steep But Doable Climb For Safety-Net Organizations

The new IOM report, Vital Signs, identifies an ambitious set of 15 core measures of health system performance and population health outcomes designed to decrease measurement burden and increase transparency and comparability.

June 18, 2015

Foundations Begin Investing In Climate Change And Health: New Report

From the White House to the Vatican, global leaders are acknowledging the threat of climate change to people around the world. This recognition has also come to philanthropy.

June 17, 2015

New In The Journal: GrantWatch Columns On Substance Use And Kids’ Health

The June 2015 GrantWatch column, recently released, focuses on foundations' efforts to prevent substance use disorders. The May 2015 GrantWatch column is on foundations that are trying to improve children's health.

June 12, 2015

How Lay Health Care Workers Can Add High Touch To High Tech

Through grants from the Robina Foundation, Allina Health, a not-for-profit health system serving Minnesota and part of Wisconsin, has been able to implement some innovative approaches using "care guides."

June 11, 2015

On Our Reading List: A Scan Of Foundation Policy Strategies And A Call For Transparency

This post contains highlights of a Grantmakers In Health publication on Health Foundations as Policy Change Agents and a New York Times op-ed on charities and foundations.

June 4, 2015

Foundation Blogs Round-up: Retail Clinics, E-Cigarettes, and More

Other subjects covered in this round-up post are pharmacists, health reform, drug courts, and health philanthropy's priorities in 2015.

June 1, 2015

Project ECHO GEMH: Disruptive Technology For Geriatric Mental Health

A foundation-funded project aims to enhance primary care capacity to provide geriatric mental health services in rural and underserved communities of New York State.

May 28, 2015

A Foundation Delves into Health Care Price Transparency

A foundation convened more than sixty Kentucky leaders in government, business, policy, and health care for a facilitated discussion about price transparency. Speakers were from the National Academy for State Health Policy, Consumers Union, Catalyst for Payment Reform, and other organizations...

May 21, 2015