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The philanthropic community has examined access from many angles, seeking to break down barriers created by costs, culture, geography, system structure, and differing notions about who and what should be covered by both public and private insurance. In this era of health reform, GIH is working to inform and connect health funders who are interested in ensuring that vulnerable people with problems accessing the health care system are able to get the care they need.

Contact Ann McMillan for more information about our programming in this area.

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February 2017

The Appalachia Funders Network convenes and connects funders who operate in the Appalachia region for learning, analysis, and collaboration. The Network hosts an annual gathering of members and other partners each spring, and registration is now open.

January 2017

A new New York State Health Foundation-funded report from Independence Care System (ICS) provides a step-by-step guide to help providers meet the needs of patients with physical disabilities. The blueprint includes a detailed implementation plan for a new approach to delivering primary care to this population--one where patients can access the full range of primary care services in an environment that is both physically accessible and culturally competent.

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