The Urban Institute has added a new video to a suite of resources focused on safety net services for adolescents and young adults. Young People and the Safety Net reflects findings from research examining key barriers and supports for young people seeking safety net services. Highlights include a fact sheet for organizations that seek to help young people gain safety net supports.
The National Academy of State Health Policy has recently updated its tracking of states’ efforts to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage. Extending services for new mothers is a key step toward improving health outcomes and health equity for children and their family members. About 34 states and the District of Columbia have taken steps toward extending at least some coverage beyond current limits.
Raising the Next Generation: A Survey of Parents and Caregivers is a new, in-depth research study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that examines what it is like to raise children in America today. Interviews were conducted with an intentional focus on parents and caregivers of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, to learn about the aspirations they have for their children, the challenges they face, and the factors that help them thrive.
Older Adults are a Critical Asset to Building Healthy Communities – A Call for an Intersectional Approach
St. David’s Foundation considers the well-being of older adults as a fundamental aspect to our goal of building the healthiest community in the world. However, for many donors, supporting older adults is not a funding priority.
It is a dichotomy to think that the United States, with the sophisticated medical care available here, has higher infant mortality rates than most other developed countries. A higher rate of premature births in the United States is the main reason for this poor ranking.
The root cause philanthropy cannot ignore, regardless of the outcomes we seek or the population we serve, is exposure to trauma. Trauma is defined as the effects of a single event, a series of events, and ongoing circumstances that are experienced or perceived as physically or emotionally harmful and life threatening.
Though domestic violence touches so many lives, there are still too few who are working to prevent its detrimental effects on those who struggle the most.
When grantmakers partner on issues of mutual concern, they can leverage their funds in ways that make significant progress at the emerging intersection between health and early childhood.
Increasing kids’ consumption of drinking water supports their health and learning. Yet most children do not drink enough. There are many challenges to achieving the goal of all children drinking the daily recommended amount of water. This Views from the Field article discusses the policy framework and ways funders can help ensure access to safe drinking water for all children in the United States.
n recent years, Atlantic deliberately honed its investments and focused its grantmaking on a small number of big bets with potential for significant impact. One of these priorities was the over-use of “zero tolerance” suspensions, arrests, and expulsions, and their role in pushing children of color into the justice system.
In late 2009 The Boston Foundation shifted its health grantmaking focus from access to prevention in order to address the rising tide of preventable chronic illness and the escalating health care costs stemming from the obesity epidemic.
From the outset, enrolling young and healthy adults in health insurance coverage was considered critical to the success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Anticipating the enrollment challenges and recognizing the importance of successfully meeting them, many of the groups involved with ACA implementation include a special emphasis on the young uninsured in their work.