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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.

Issue Spotlight

June 2018

Individuals with serious illness have complex needs that require significant care planning, ongoing care coordination, and use of a wide range of services across the continuum of care. In a new Health Affairs article, authors describe how they reviewed the current health benefits landscape to assess how benefit structures affect access to treatment for seriously ill individuals. The work described in the article was funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

May 2018

This Health Affairs article examines the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, a health care delivery model developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and its effects on spending, quality, patients, and physicians.

Upcoming Events

  • Meeting
    June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois

    Please Join GIH for the 2018 annual conference in Chicago: Navigating Currents of Change

  • Webinar
    July 19, 2018 2:00 pm

    Join this webinar to hear an overview of Medicaid's role for this critical population; understand the potential impact that new policies—such as basing Medicaid eligibility on employment—may have on people with disabilities; and discuss recent delivery system changes, such as the movement to commercial managed care.

  • Webinar
    July 26, 2018 2:00 pm

    Cosponsored with EITC Funders Network. Join this webinar to learn about the importance of EITC in improving health, explore examples of how philanthropy is engaging in this work, and increase cross-sectoral connections between health and economic security funders. Speakers include Kelli Komro of Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Padmini Parthasarathy of The California Wellness Foundation, and Yanique Redwood of the Consumer Health Foundation.

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