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Care for the Seriously Ill in Low-Income Communities

Join us for a discussion of two trailblazing programs that are addressing the care needs of the most vulnerable and seriously ill. This session explored how each program works, how palliative care can be effective in addressing disparities and social determinants of health, and how grantmakers can play a vital role.

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GIH Events

Engaging the Public in Assessing Health Care Value

How can foundations best support health care delivery system transformation? Funders discussed how pairing evidence analysis with public deliberation can help stakeholders understand the relative value of care options and take actions that will improve access for patients while reducing costs throughout the system.

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Creating Effective Health Care Markets

Disagreement about the role of markets lies at the root of many of our fiercest health care controversies. One side believes that unleashing market forces will rescue our health care system. From this viewpoint, government involvement is inherently destructive, except in rare circumstances. Many opponents of the Affordable Care Act share this opinion.

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Latest Resources

Supporting Clinics to Serve as Community Hubs for Health in Central Texas

In Texas, the lack of access to health care, coupled with inadequate and under-resourced systems, has had a profoundly negative impact on communities of color and underserved areas. COVID-19 has laid bare the severity of these issues even more so. These factors, and our commitment to achieving health equity, have informed the St. David’s Foundation’s primary care safety net strategy.

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Philanthropy Uniquely Positioned to Address Innovations in Safety Net Health

Health Forward Foundation is celebrating 15 years of grantmaking. In this time, the foundation has anchored access to safety net health care for those most in need in the Kansas City region. Along the way, we have learned valuable lessons about maximizing our investments through innovations and partnerships to benefit those most in need.

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Creating New Connections: How Philanthropy Can Support Better Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs

By presenting a range of approaches, large and small, this report can assist funders of all types and sizes to view their work through the lens of complex care.

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Responding to COVID-19 and Beyond

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust was compelled to do our part. Like most philanthropic organizations, we were determined to maximize impact and make grants quickly, while also adhering to our due diligence standards.

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Innovation in the Safety Net

This country’s safety net health system has always been a place of innovation. The safety net includes community health centers and public hospitals that serve the 100 million patients who either have Medicaid or lack health insurance entirely. With limited resources and patients with complex medical, social, and behavioral health needs, the safety net has long had to innovate out of necessity.

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Building an Equitable Future for Health and Well-Being

FORESIGHT is the name for a partnership of 17 philanthropies that is catalyzing a vision for the future of health and well-being centered on two things: the game-changing trends, challenges, and opportunities on the horizon; and the aspirations of a diversity of communities throughout the U.S.

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Blue Shield of California Foundation Commits $6.8 Million to Support Californians Hit Hardest by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Blue Shield of California Foundation today announced $6.8 million in grants to help Californians who, due to economic insecurity, heightened risk of domestic violence, or fear due to immigration status, face the greatest health risks in the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in these grants is also $1M to help launch the California Immigrant Resilience Fund, a…

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NYSHealth Commits $2 Million for COVID-19 Response Efforts

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has committed $2 million in funding to support COVID-19 response and relief efforts throughout New York State. Grants will include contributions to numerous regional response funds, as well as support for statewide and local efforts to address emerging health care and public health needs in the wake of the pandemic….

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Creating Effective Health Care Markets

Disagreement about the role of markets lies at the root of many of our fiercest health care controversies. One side believes that unleashing market forces will rescue our health care system. From this viewpoint, government involvement is inherently destructive, except in rare circumstances. Many opponents of the Affordable Care Act share this opinion.

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