Foundation Addresses Critical Need For Palliative Care Workforce And Leadership Development

Weaving palliative care into the fabric of our evolving health care system and into the community will require leaders who can develop person- and family-centered solutions, advance public policy, train clinicians, and drive sustainable system change. Read about a foundation's leadership...

July 13, 2017

Beyond ‘Repeal and Replace’: Physicians Renew The Call For Delivery System Improvement

Policymakers who are focused predominantly on how to improve the health care system by providing health insurance coverage will fail unless they simultaneously focus on transforming and modifying the delivery system.

July 12, 2017

Interest In Early Childhood Health Leads To Three Funders Working Together

One pathway to preventing and reducing poverty-related adversity in early childhood is to build the capacity of pediatric primary care providers to identify nonmedical threats to young children's health and to connect families to appropriate social services. Three funders in New York City are...

July 11, 2017

What Larry Weed Understood About The Medical Profession: A Remembrance

There are courageous innovators in medicine who question conventional wisdom without fear. Dr. Larry Weed was one of those individuals.

July 11, 2017

Scaling Career Pathways For Entry-Level Health Care Workers

For policy makers, helping entry-level health care workers advance in their careers represents an enormous opportunity to grow the middle class while also improving the quality and efficiency of our health care system.

July 5, 2017

Building Sustainable Partnerships To Improve Access To Breast Cancer Treatment For Uninsured Women

The nonprofit Breast Treatment Task Force, a partnership-based payment and delivery system model, facilitates screenings, diagnostic follow-ups, and treatments for a variety of people in New York City who lack insurance coverage. Donations from health care providers, foundations, and others are...

June 20, 2017

‘Will It Work Here?’: Health Systems Need Contextual Evidence Before Adopting Innovations

Researchers can help organizational leadership decide whether an innovation is a good fit---or an appropriate stretch---by not only producing evaluation findings but also fully describing the particulars of the innovation and its context when writing up results.

June 16, 2017

Telecommunication Policies May Have Unintended Health Care Consequences

Reverting back to a voluntary approach to NN potentially threatens the well-being of many people, particularly those at risk for health disparities due to low income or rural residency.

May 31, 2017

Preserving The Bipartisan Commitment To Health Care Delivery System Reform

Improving and reforming our health care delivery system is not a partisan issue. It is important for Congress, the Trump administration, and the health care industry to continue bipartisan efforts to shift our health care delivery system and provider payment models toward value-based care.

May 18, 2017

A New Health Affairs Blog Featured Topic: ‘Diffusion Of Innovation’

Today, we launch a new featured topic on Health Affairs Blog focusing on the Diffusion of Innovation. This series of blogs will continue over the next year and culminate in a theme issue of Health Affairs journal in February of 2018 on how innovations are diffused across the health care...

May 16, 2017