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Intervention Points to Promote Equity: A Funder Strategy

Over the last decade, the field of health philanthropy has trail blazed efforts seeking to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. However, while health foundations have raised public awareness of inequities and have funded interventions designed to reduce disparities, health and health care inequities persist (Benz et al. 2011).

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Forging Stronger Relationships with State Title V Agencies

Although philanthropy has a long history of working with state government to advance health goals, partnerships with Title V agencies appear to be relatively uncommon. Shared strategic vision between the two sectors can lead to collaborations to improve the health of women, children, and families.

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Shedding Light on Maternal Mortality

This Issue Focus discusses maternal mortality in the United States, its rising rate in recent years, and key disparities in the rate based on race/ethnicity and class. It will also offer strategies and examples for funders to improve and promote the health of women and children before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth.

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Covering Children Under the Affordable Care Act: Minding the Gaps

While millions of children and their families stand to gain access to affordable coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a significant subset of children is vulnerable to being excluded. Nearly 20 million children live in nontraditional family arrangements that potentially create barriers to accessing health coverage.

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Myths and Facts about Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The world of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may seem mystifying to funders. In this era of health reform – with a renewed emphasis on prevention and wellness – it may be the perfect time for philanthropy to explore its opportunities.

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Prevention: Keystone in the Architecture of Health Reform

The passage of the Affordable Care Act elevates the priority of public health and prevention efforts through new funds for health promotion activities, requirements to cover preventive services, and a national framework to view health through the lens of wellness and chronic disease prevention.

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Connecting Kids to Coverage

State Medicaid programs and CHIP play a crucial role in providing coverage for low- and moderate-income children. Together, they provide access to preventive and primary care services to over one-third of all children and nearly 60 percent of low-income children.

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Paying (Overdue) Attention to Bullying Prevention

Bullying is not a natural part of growing up; it is a painful and preventable experience in the lives of many children and youth. Approximately 30 percent of children and youth have bullied or have been bullied.

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Reaching Out to Employers About Health Reform’s Potential

The Affordable Care Act offers an unprecedented opportunity to increase health insurance coverage and access for many Americans. The new law is particularly relevant to the business community as the timeline for implementation moves forward.

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