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.
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.
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.
2013 was a year like no other for coverage advocates in the United States. With the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) first year of open enrollment nearly upon us, Vitalyst Health Foundation initially convened a small group of key Arizona partners to discuss how to most effectively deal with an incredible coverage opportunity amidst an uncertain landscape.
Recently, I’ve written about issues that are top of mind with current and past GIH board members. My series concludes with a look at the health care workforce, a pressing and complex issue that encompasses aspects of quality, equity, and delivery system reform.
As part of our 35th anniversary celebration, we reached out to GIH board members and board alumni to share their advice to health funders about the primary challenges that philanthropy should be tackling.
The annual conference showed again this year why it is the premier opportunity for health funders to talk to their peers about challenges, lessons learned, and the path forward.
Ron Pollack, Founding Executive Director of Families USA, is honored with the first Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy. Listen to the podcast of his acceptance speech delivered at the 2017 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy. GIH established the Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy in 2017 in honor of Andy Hyman and his remarkable life…
In 2017, every American community will be affected by changes to the health policy landscape. Major modifications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are already under consideration, while other new or revised policies with the potential to affect access to health care or coverage may be revealed in time.
Allegany Franciscan Ministries is a mission-driven grantmaker whose staff, board, and community volunteers strive to understand and connect with the realities faced by the marginalized communities served by the organization.
Health reform is not for the faint of heart. When we began drafting this article, it took shape as a reflective piece on the ways in which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) had affected our grantmaking.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is intended to provide access to comprehensive and affordable coverage. Achieving affordability is a complex undertaking. In this podcast, GIH Program Director Ann McMillan interviews Susan Sherry, Deputy Director at Community Catalyst, about the multidimensional issues involved. Listeners will learn more about health care cost trends, the general public’s perceptions…