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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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What’s Coming Up in 2019 for GIH and Health Philanthropy?

In 2019, there are several trends we will be following. These trends show that, in general, funders are grappling with the changing environments of service delivery, health in communities, and organizational effectiveness.

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Who’s Rural?

Far too often, rural people are left out of the national conversation because of their geographical and social isolation from mainstream America. Yet they face significant health challenges.

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Grantmakers and the Health Care Workforce

Recently, I’ve written about issues that are top of mind with current and past GIH board members. My series concludes with a look at the health care workforce, a pressing and complex issue that encompasses aspects of quality, equity, and delivery system reform.

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Health Funders and the Fight for the Future of Health Care

As part of our 35th anniversary celebration, we reached out to GIH board members and board alumni to share their advice to health funders about the primary challenges that philanthropy should be tackling.

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Philanthropy Talks to Philanthropy

The annual conference showed again this year why it is the premier opportunity for health funders to talk to their peers about challenges, lessons learned, and the path forward.

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Transforming Health Care Delivery

A new GIH report describes an innovative and transformative approach to health care delivery called the Nuka System of Care.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Quality

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