Lack of paid family caregiving and medical leave policy at the national level makes the United States a global outlier. In the absence of a national guarantee, more than a dozen states have passed and implemented necessary paid family and medical leave.
Grantmakers In Health (GIH) President and CEO Cara V. James was quoted in a KFF Health News article on January 2, 2024, titled “Child Care Gaps in Rural America Threaten to Undercut Small Communities.” The piece outlines the state of inequitable child care access, how this gap negatively impacts the sustainability and longevity of rural communities, and policy aimed at reducing costs and combatting workforce shortages.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced a call for proposals through the Advancing Maternal Health Equity initiative. Michigan Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives and partners can apply to receive support for initiatives aimed at preventing maternal mortality and morbidity.
This report, “A Focus on Health Care: Five Priorities for the Next Administration,” synthesizes the findings from stakeholder interviews, describing five health care priorities for the new governor and legislative leaders to immediately pursue.