Policies for Those Who Care: Investing in Systems That Support Family Caregivers was held on March 21, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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.
Despite the most sophisticated medical care in the world, each year more Americans die at the hands of our health care system than from some of life’s deadliest diseases. This Issue Focus presents information on what medical errors are, how they occur, and what strategies grantmakers can adopt to prevent them.
As our population ages, and the need for long-term care services grows, issues surrounding the quality of care, as well as the quality of life, will become increasingly important. Based on a recent GIH Issue Dialogue, this Issue Focus explores ways in which grantmakers can partner with policymakers, health care professionals, advocacy groups, and patients and their families to improve the quality of long-term care.