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Access to Coverage: A Continued Focus in Uncertain Times

A few short years ago, Minnesota celebrated an all-time low rate of uninsurance. Through the collective effort of navigators, nonprofits, state agencies, health care institutions, and funders across the state, the rate plummeted from 8.2 percent in 2013 to 4.3 percent in 2015.

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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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Reflections On Public-Private Collaborations In Rural Health

Since 2013 annual rural health meetings have become an invaluable forum for discussing how aligned efforts between the federal government and philanthropy can yield better outcomes for communities. Participants gained an increased understanding of the collaborative, sometimes underpublicized, yet often significant work of rural funders—both public and private—and their grantees.

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Eighth Annual Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health Meeting

Seventh Annual Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health Meeting was held from May 30-31, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Reflections On Public-Private Collaborations In Rural Health

Since 2013 annual rural health meetings have become an invaluable forum for discussing how aligned efforts between the federal government and philanthropy can yield better outcomes for communities. Participants gained an increased understanding of the collaborative, sometimes underpublicized, yet often significant work of rural funders—both public and private—and their grantees.

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Expanding Access—Mobile Health and Telehealth

Expanding Access—Mobile Health and Telehealth

In September, I delivered a keynote speech at the Annual Mobile Health Clinic Conference of the Mobile Healthcare Association, and the occasion was an opportunity for me to learn more about the contributions of mobile clinics to population health and the delivery of safety-net services.

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Tackling the Challenge of American Health Coverage

Tackling the Challenge of American Health Coverage

Foundations deserve tremendous credit for helping millions of families in America obtain basic access to health care. It started with children. Soon after Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Kennedy (D-MA) passed the Children’s Health Insurance Program in 1997, foundations across America helped policymakers develop and implement innovative strategies to enroll eligible children.

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Tennessee Reveals $7.9B Plan To Shift Medicaid Into Controversial Block Grant System

In this roundup of news articles, Kaiser Health News covers the latest in Medicaid waiver proposals: shifting Medicaid to a block grant system via administration regulation rather than legislative change. Advocates warn against the harmful affects to consumers upon such a change.

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A Threat to Health and Wellbeing: Public Charge’s Expected Impact and How Philanthropy Can Respond

On this webinar, funders will learn about current responses to the new “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” rule —ranging from local-level community education and state-level coordinated campaigns to national litigation efforts—and will explore opportunities to support the protection of families and the advancement of belonging in both rapid response and long-term contexts.

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Rhetoric to Reality: Meaningful Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

During this webinar, speakers will share lessons learned from the formal evaluation of the Consumer Voices for Innovation Project and from the grantees themselves.

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Farming the Road: Working with Rural Communities

Farming the Road: Working with Rural Communities

Farming the road is a mindset that closes that thousand-mile gap in the Eisenhower quote and allows funders to fully support rural communities as equal partners in the quest toward better health and brighter futures.

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