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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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Exploring the Tides Foundation’s Efforts to Support Civic Engagement and Protect Reproductive Health

Funders can play a major role in promoting a healthy democracy, and increasingly, grantmakers like the Tides Foundation are investing in civic engagement. To learn more about Tides’ work in this area, along with their support of ballot initiatives on reproductive health, Grantmakers In Health’s Miranda Wesley spoke with the Tides Foundation’s Program Officer of Civic Engagement and Democracy, Beth Huang.

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Reports

Milbank Memorial Fund: March 2024

The Milbank Memorial Fund released The Health of US Primary Care: 2024 Scorecard Report — No One Can See You Now, which measures the health of primary care by accessibility, investments and financing, workforce, and research. The report includes state-by-state data and policy recommendations.

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Connecting Mental Health and Wealth in North Carolina

Mental health and wealth are inextricably linked, influencing each other bidirectionally. While many factors contribute to mental health, we know from the social determinants of health that the most foundational are socioeconomic, including income, wealth, and safe neighborhoods. Asset Funders Network defines wealth in an assets-to-debt ratio. 

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Healing for Our Healers: Funding Transformational Staff Wellness

The Healing Trust has prioritized support beyond the programmatic check since the early years of our grantmaking in 2003. While the “how” of the funding has changed over time, the “why” has consistently been to support the healing of nonprofit staff. This isn’t tangential to making strategic community-based investments, rather it is the foundation on which meaningful change can emerge. When funders invest in the well-being of the staff of partner organizations, it creates a culture where all people’s needs are prioritized and compassionately met. The nonprofit network thrives when its leaders are well-rested. When staff are well taken care of, the clients benefit by means of an energized supporter who shows up with creativity, patience, compassion, and joy.  

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Striving for Equity: Riding to Success with Mobile Health

The Leon Lowenstein Foundation (LLF) is a family foundation established in 1941 with a focus on health, education, and the environment. In 2019, LLF adopted a new focus area for our health grantmaking. Our goal was to develop a strategy that would enable us to make a meaningful contribution to health equity, particularly through enhanced access to primary and preventive health services in disadvantaged communities.

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Reports

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation: November 2023

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation developed a report as a resource for stakeholders to help explain the key elements of MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations, including the two types, who they serve, and the services they provide.

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Issue Focus by Ann McMillan

Telehealth: Connecting People to Care

Whether because of geographic distance in rural areas, being homebound at a residence, a shortage of health care professionals, or lack of transportation, there are a variety of reasons why a consumer might not be able to connect to their health care. Much work has been done to develop solutions to those problems, particularly using approaches that transcend traditional clinical models. Telehealth is one such solution that is gaining traction at an ever-increasing rate.

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Foundations Helping Consumers Find Their Way

Health foundations have long supported the essential work that connects consumers to health insurance coverage. After the passage of the ACA, foundations put that experience to work to promote consumer awareness and uptake of the new coverage options.

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Behavioral Health infographic

Behavioral Health Funding Infographic and Directory

GIH’s latest survey report highlights current trends and gaps in behavioral health philanthropy. GIH surveyed Funding Partners in March 2017 about investments in mental health, substance use, trauma, and other behavioral health issues.

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