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A Compendium of State Policies to Curb Hospital Prices and Reduce Medical Debt

Health care in the United States is the most expensive in the world by far and the reason is simple – health care providers keep increasing the prices of services. Hospitals, which represent the largest component of health care spending, have an outsized influence on medical debt in their communities through their policies and behavior.

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Lessons from the Post-COVID Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Landscape

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts recently released a new issue brief, Impact of the Pandemic and the End of the Public Health Emergency on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, that offers practical information on the current regulatory landscape of opioid use disorder treatment and lessons learned from the pandemic about what works to engage and keep people in treatment.

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Issue Brief on State Opioid Settlement Spending Decisions

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts supported the National Academy for State Health Policy in the development of an issue brief providing an early look at state opioid settlement spending decisions.

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How Philanthropy Can Support 988 & Mental Health Crisis Care

Mindful Philanthropy recently released a resource document on how funders can support 988 implementation within a broader crisis response system. This guide dives deeper into impactful opportunities for funders to support 988 implementation and crisis system reform, with a keen eye toward state and local action.

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Philanthropy and Youth Mental Health

Irfan Hasan, deputy vice president for grants at The New York Community Trust, recently authored an opinion piece on philanthropy’s role in addressing youth mental health.

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Beyond the Headlines: Towards a New Narrative for Health Philanthropy in Haiti

Contrary to the narrative that all philanthropic investments have been ineffective in Haiti, Partners In Health, Build Health International, and Health Equity International have had immense positive impacts on the health sector in Haiti over the last decade. With sustained funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, these nongovernmental organizations are committed to tackling systemic inequities embedded in the health care system.

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Filling Youth Mental Health Gaps by Funding Innovation

The gap is widening between mental health care and our nation’s youth. The continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustices, and climate change are deepening this crevice and weighing on young people. The U.S. Surgeon General issued a stark warning on youth mental health, and doctors, hospitals, mental health organizations, and young people are also sounding the alarm.

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MetroWest Health Foundation’s Adolescent Health Survey

The MetroWest Health Foundation recently released the results from its 2021 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey, a biennial survey of middle and high school students in the 25-region served by the foundation. Survey findings found that rates of vaping and marijuana use have declined but mental health issues and cyberbullying have increased.

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Publications and Reports

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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Funder Approaches to Youth Behavioral Health Equity

Even before the pandemic, the mental health and well-being of adolescents and young adults was worrisome and worsening. COVID-19 has exacerbated these trends and heightened existing disparities. GIH surveyed its Funding Partners in October 2021 to better understand how health foundations are addressing youth behavioral health equity. The survey results are summarized in an infographic that provides a useful snapshot of primary funding areas, types of populations supported, and top funding strategies.

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