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.
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.