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A Call to Connection

The Einhorn Collaborative recently commissioned A Call to Connection: Rediscovering the Transformative Power of Relationships, in partnership with Sacred Design Lab and Greater Good Science Center. The report combines scientific research on the power of connection, insights from ancient wisdom traditions, stories of impact, and recommended practices to help live more fully in connection with one another.

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Mindfulness and Healing Justice

The Kataly Foundation’s Mindfulness and Healing Justice program hosted a discussion with grantee partners to explore the connections between healing, collective transformation, and power-building. The conversation highlighted the need to meaningfully resource mindfulness and healing justice work led by Black and Indigenous people and all communities of color.

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Addressing the Mental Health Epidemic: Mindfulness, Healing, and Resiliency Strategies

This timely conversation dives into the current mental health landscape; highlights cost-effective, prevention-oriented programs; and shares insights on the future of mental health and roles for health funders.

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The Legacy of The Bravewell Collaborative: Transforming Health Care through Integrative Medicine

A sea change is well underway in the United States regarding health, medicine, and health care delivery. By the early 2000s it was inescapable that obesity rates were climbing while medical costs were becoming unsustainable.

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Changing the Community Conversation on Health Care in Orange County, California

As the Health Funders Partnership of Orange County considered what its role would be in improving the health care needs of Orange County, it considered the question: How can this group of funders and health care systems change an entire health care ecosystem?

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Innovative Crossroads: The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging

By 2030, national health care spending is expected to increase by about 25 percent, largely because of the increased number of older Americans. In order to cope with this enormous influx of older people, new adaptations and innovations will be required to meet their health and wellness needs. A field that is gaining increasing attention for its promise to improve the health and well-being of older adult populations is the arts. 

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A Window of Opportunity: Philanthropy’s Role in Eliminating Health Disparities through Integrated Health Care

Can integrated health care, or systematically coordinated primary care and mental health services, help eliminate health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and people with limited English proficiency? The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health posed this question at a roundtable discussion attended by national, regional, and local foundations that support integrated health care.

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The Road Less Traveled: Integrative Medicine and U.S. Health

The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. It is clearly time to re-evaluate and look for innovation and systemic changes in mindsets and health care practice. A deeper understanding and integration of the principles and practices of complementary and alternative health care systems offers some significant opportunities for change.

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Integrative Medicine: Rethinking Health Care Delivery

Fifteen years ago I was a consulting psychologist with a newly minted doctorate, happy, and engaged in checkbook philanthropy on the side. But in the deep of winter, a diagnosis of breast cancer upended my world.

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Myths and Facts about Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The world of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may seem mystifying to funders. In this era of health reform – with a renewed emphasis on prevention and wellness – it may be the perfect time for philanthropy to explore its opportunities.

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Prevention: Keystone in the Architecture of Health Reform

The passage of the Affordable Care Act elevates the priority of public health and prevention efforts through new funds for health promotion activities, requirements to cover preventive services, and a national framework to view health through the lens of wellness and chronic disease prevention.

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Integrative Medicine Offers Opportunity for Shared Learning and Collaboration

There is growing interest in the field known as integrative medicine. A 2007 national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 38.3 percent of all adults, up from 36 percent in 2002, accessed some form of complementary and alternative medicine through visits to acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, among others.

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Interested in learning more? Contact Alison Perencevich.