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KFF Introduces Health Policy 101—A Primer on U.S. Health Policy

KFF launched a new resource —the Health Policy 101 — an online resource or mini “textbook” about health policy for faculty and students. Drew Altman felt the need for a resource like this ages ago, when he was at MIT writing a book on health care regulation and needed a reference with real detail on public programs and health costs. It took a while to produce it but now it’s ready!

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CMS Announces an $500 Million Funding Opportunity to Increase ACA Outreach and Enrollment Efforts

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the availability of $500 million in grants over the next five years to increase the number of organizations who help people enroll in health coverage through the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) on HealthCare.gov. This is the largest funding allocation CMS has made available for Navigator grants to date.

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Ensuring Access to Care: Why Sustaining California’s Health Workforce Investments Matters

California’s shortage of health workers threatens people’s ability to access the care they need to live healthy lives. In response, state policymakers have taken significant steps over the past five years to expand and diversify the health workforce by funding various programs to recruit, educate, train, and retain health workers. However, as the state deals with substantial budget challenges, it is critical that these investments be sustained.

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Better Health Through Better Philanthropy - Grantmakers in Health

Reclaiming Futures, Rebuilding Lives

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has learned that although direct service grantmaking can yield immediate results, it often cannot address the underlying causes of poverty or make a lasting impact. To better address these challenges, the Trust has shifted the focus of some of its grantmaking to efforts designed to change the systems serving these populations.

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The Fine Awards: Rewarding Great Teamwork across the Continuum

In 2008 the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and The Fine Foundation and launched The Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care. Each year, the awards celebrate health care teams in western Pennsylvania who achieve significant quality improvements.

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Changing the Community Conversation on Health Care in Orange County, California

As the Health Funders Partnership of Orange County considered what its role would be in improving the health care needs of Orange County, it considered the question: How can this group of funders and health care systems change an entire health care ecosystem?

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Oregon’s 1115 Medicaid Demonstration: New Partnerships to Power Up a Transformed System of Care

The ACA challenged states to rebuild a heath care system universally viewed as broken. Oregon embraced the challenge with a mix of quality improvement and cost containment strategies reflected in its approved 1115 Medicaid Demonstration.

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The Role of Evaluation in Designing CHOMPERS! and Bringing Dental Care to Kids

In response to the clear and urgent need to improve the dental health of young children living in poverty in western and central New York, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York launched CHOMPERS! Because the foundation was taking a brand new approach in implementing the Cavity Free Kids curriculum as part of the initiative, a strong evaluation was critical.

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Sustaining Health Care Improvement Initiatives through Policy

Many foundations now recognize their own responsibility and the opportunity to improve the sustainability of grant projects by taking active roles in advocating for important public and private policy changes. By partnering with grantees and by capitalizing on their unique roles, foundations can work with policymakers to continue successful programs through ongoing policies that sustain transformative efforts.

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Publications and Reports

Tracking the Field: Health Workforce Strategies

2024 Survey Summary: Health Workforce Strategies

Concerns about the supply, diversity, cultural responsiveness, geographic distribution, and safety of the health workforce have reached a critical level across the country. Philanthropy has a role to play in maximizing the health workforce to achieve patient safety, provider well-being, equitable access, care quality, and improved health outcomes. Therefore, GIH recently conducted a survey to learn about funders’ strategies related to their health workforce investments.

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Funder Support for Health Care Transformation

This infographic summarizes the responses to a Grantmakers In Health funder poll, conducted October 2022, on how philanthropy is supporting health care transformation efforts, especially those concerned with improving quality of life, coordinating complex care, and taking patient preferences into account.

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Aligning Efforts to Achieve Equitable Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health and Well-Being for Children and Youth

This report issues a call to action for philanthropic organizations and public-sector partners that are ready to move forward in improving mental, emotional, and behavioral health. It describes existing philanthropic and federal initiatives and offers a potential portfolio of aligned strategies for private- and public-sector partners to consider.

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