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

Bridging the Gap between Behavioral and Primary Health Care for Low-Income Patients

Recent Blue Shield of California Foundation research reveals that low-income patients prefer to receive behavioral health services in the same setting as they receive their primary care.

May 16, 2015

Sleepless Nights in Spite of Medicaid and Marketplace Coverage Gains Stemming from the ACA

Coverage gains have also occurred in places such as Arizona that have both a large uninsured population as well as a history of enacting public policies that limit people from seeking and retaining public health coverage. While these accomplishments should be celebrated, states such as Arizona...

May 12, 2015

The Electronic Backpack and Crossover Youth: A Connection through the Cloud to Important Life Documents

The central idea behind the electronic backpack is that a youth's important life documents, medical records, and program reports "live" on an easily accessible, secure, "cloud" system.

May 8, 2015

People Post: News of Foundation Staffers around the US; Fellowship Opportunity

Read about personnel news at foundations, as well as two awards in the field of philanthropy. Also, the deadline is approaching to apply for a health policy fellowship.

May 7, 2015

Preventing Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries: History as a Guide for Sustaining Success

The Prevention of Maternal Mortality Network teams' major success over eight years of support was identifying and testing three key approaches for preventing maternal mortality that were practical and applicable.

May 1, 2015

Building Health into Community Design: One Foundation’s Effort

The Colorado Health Foundation began a partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) about two years ago to promote health in projects and places to its members, who span disciplines from land use to development.

April 29, 2015

More from the Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference: Diane Meier on Palliative Care; a Film on Elder Care

Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a past MacArthur Fellow (2008), Diane Meier pointed out in her speech to GIH conference attendees that palliative care is not limited to the dying.

April 23, 2015

Building Cost Transparency from the Ground Up

In May 2013. . . it seemed unbelievable that, while we as a nation talked a lot about health care costs, we had no idea how much was really being spent at the local level.

April 20, 2015