Measuring What Matters: Using Data To Drive Action

Data that only serve to illustrate that a problem exists---or even that progress is being made---are not enough. We need data that illustrates for people and organizations---across a wide range of sectors---the roles they can play, the actions they can take, and the relevance to their communities.

July 24, 2015

Project ECHO: Force Multiplier For Community Health Centers

A new GE Foundation grant aims to increase the number of community health centers participating in Project ECHO nationwide. The grant also includes a quality improvement component that aims to improve centers' effectiveness and efficiency.

July 20, 2015

Do Americans Understand Long-Term Care?

Read about a recent survey funded by the SCAN Foundation. Experts estimate that 70 percent of Americans who reach age sixty-five will need some type of long-term care, notes the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which conducted the poll. Are Americans prepared?

July 16, 2015

King v. Burwell: A Brief Respite For Obamacare

In this new GrantWatch post, authors from a foundation in New England suggest where health foundations should focus their attention now. Funders should be aware of "the next set of fundamental threats" to the ACA's nascent successes.

July 8, 2015

People Post: News of Foundations’ Staff and Board Comings and Goings

Read "people news" at foundations around the United States—both at staff and board levels.

July 6, 2015

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