When state governments do not take the lead in fundamentally transforming their Medicaid programs, foundations can step up to support Medicaid modernization. A foundation in the Garden State saw an opening to provide the next governor's administration with a ready-to-roll, nonpartisan plan for...
March 21, 2017
Also featured are posts on uncertainties about the status of health reform, environmental health, and data analytics.
March 7, 2017
In their new Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are optimistic about progress in global health. And the most important factor in reducing childhood deaths is increasing global vaccination rates, they say.
February 21, 2017
The BUILD Health Challenge is bringing together nonprofits with local public health departments and hospitals to identify bold, upstream, innovative, local, and data-driven solutions to health problems. BUILD, supported by multiple funders, reports results from a project to help low-income kids...
February 16, 2017
The urgency of treating patients with complex needs, regardless of age, prompted five funders to collaborate. They are working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on a Playbook, which curates information about improving care for this population. The John A. Hartford Foundation's...
February 14, 2017
The name of the new RWJF leader was announced on February 13, 2017. Read about his background.
February 13, 2017
Who got hired and who got promoted? Read staff and board news at health funders from around the United States—from Wasilla, Alaska, to suburban Washington, D.C.
February 7, 2017
We may be entering a world where insurance products will be more loosely defined, and plan standardization less likely. In such an environment, the availability of high-quality consumer decision support will be more important than ever.
January 31, 2017
Medicaid has the potential to be a game-changer in the realm of substance use because it creates incentives that are strong enough to overcome historical barriers between systems and providers, says this senior program officer at Blue Shield of California Foundation.
January 26, 2017
Ongoing and increased investment in high-quality demonstration projects and evaluations is essential to learning more about the conditions under which Project ECHO—a telementoring program—works and fails, and about its potential for improving health care delivery and health outcomes. Read why...
January 24, 2017