This GIH Issue Focus recaps a preconference session at the GIH Annual Meeting, in which Sue Bunting (Foundation for Seacoast Health), Ed Meehan (The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust), and Patricia O’Connor (The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) addressed the role of foundations in communities.
This GIH Issue Focus explores family centered care, an approach to health care delivery that offers a new way of thinking about the relationships between families and health care providers.
Intergenerational programs recruit older adults to work with young people, train children to serve older adults, bring youth and elders together to serve others, or serve youth and the elderly in the same facilities. This Issue Focus highlights foundation funding in this area, ranging from the support of intergenerational mentoring programs to the development of initiatives to gather data on the effects of intergenerational programs on health.
Much is known about the process of child development, and how many factors – health, parental involvement, economic status, and the environment, among others – can affect future outcomes. Based on a 2000 Issue Dialogue, this Issue Focus explores the importance of good health for young children, suggests common elements of successful child development programs, and discusses strategies and opportunities for grantmakers interested in this field.
This GIH Issue Focus looks at some of the more recent and creative efforts to make sure that people can get health care when they most need it.
This GIH Issue Focus presents a summary of the preliminary findings of GIH’s 1998 Survey of Foundations Created by Health Care Conversions.
This Issue Brief, based on a May 2000 Issue Dialogue, begins by documenting disparities for six health conditions targeted by the federal government and explores some of the underlying causes of health disparities. The report presents examples of philanthropic strategies, as well as federal and state initiatives, and offers conclusions about the challenges foundations are likely to face in working to eliminate health disparities.
Childhood immunizations are one of the greatest public health achievements in modern times. Questions, however, have been raised about the value and safety of specific vaccines – underscoring the need for balanced, accurate information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.