Advancing State Data Collection on Opioid Treatment

This webinar learned about a national initiative launched by the Pew Charitable Trusts that offers states a core set of metrics to track opioid treatment access and use. Presenters described how better data collection can target critically needed progress and discuss the role philanthropy can play in these efforts.

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Reports

Blue Cross of Massachusetts Foundation: June 2022

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation released a report outlining key strategies for maintaining Medicaid coverage when the federal government ends the COVID-19 public health emergency, a regulatory transition that will put many eligible individuals at risk of becoming uninsured.

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Caring for Our Health Care Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities for Philanthropy

This webinar helped participants to better understand the landscape of health care workforce needs, discuss the strategies that attendees are currently engaged in, and highlight the ways philanthropy can build on existing state and federal efforts to ensure a comprehensive response.

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Beyond the Headlines: Towards a New Narrative for Health Philanthropy in Haiti

Contrary to the narrative that all philanthropic investments have been ineffective in Haiti, Partners In Health, Build Health International, and Health Equity International have had immense positive impacts on the health sector in Haiti over the last decade. With sustained funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, these nongovernmental organizations are committed to tackling systemic inequities embedded in the health care system.

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Improving Equitable Outcomes for Mothers and Children by Expanding the Doula Workforce  

Leaders in the field discussed policy actions and explored opportunities for philanthropic engagement in the expansion of doula services.

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Reports

Blue Cross of Massachusetts Foundation: April 2022

The Blue Cross of Massachusetts Foundation recently commissioned two studies related to the American Rescue Plan Act, It also commissioned the third study, to understand whether Primary Care Providers identify a need for a behavioral health provider consultation program for adult patients with mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

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Trends in Routine Vaccination and Preventive Services for Children

A robust conversation was held on evidence to date about missed immunizations and well-child visits, gaps in data, and implications for children’s health and public health.

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Building an Integrated Behavioral Health Workforce for Children and Families

Participants explored multi-year initiatives that build the capacity of community health centers to deliver high-quality, evidence-informed, trauma-responsive, integrated behavioral health care to children and adolescents.

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