A national movement called OpenNotes is trying to make it easier for patients and caregivers to access clinical notes written by healthcare providers. NYSHealth is the first state health funder to get behind it.
Many Americans are facing old age with almost no savings, putting at risk the big gains against elderly poverty of the past half-century. Few grantmakers are paying attention to the coming storm. Here's one that is.
Until health consumers have better information, it will be hard to improve an inefficient U.S. healthcare system. Can Yelp be part of the solution? A California funder hopes so.
Intuit founder Scott Cook and his wife Signe Ostby recently made a big investment in a nonprofit pushing group-based healthcare for new and expecting parents. What's the thinking, here?
As part of its quest to create a culture of health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking out successful practices in other countries and working to get them adapted in the U.S. What's it learning?
The pharmaceutical company, AmerisourceBergen, started its own grantmaking foundation just two years ago. To get a better sense of it's priorities, we connected with the foundation’s president, Gina Clark.
Publix Super Markets Charities, which is based in Lakeland, Florida, is addressing hunger in the local communities that it serves. We look at some recent grants.
More than 95 percent of healthcare spending goes to direct medical services, but 70 percent of health outcomes can be tied to social determinants. A group of funders wants to change that dynamic.
The Ruderman Family Foundation isn't the only Boston funder charging hard lately on disability. Steven P. Rosenthal has also been stepping things up in this niche funding area.
When was the last time a new foundation chief arrived with 57,000 Twitter followers? Meet Richard Besser, who's coming to Robert Wood Johnson from ABC News and has serious star potential.
It's hard to think of a top foundation head who's been more successful in recent decades than Lavizzo-Mourey. As she departs her post, here's a deep dive into what she did and how she did it.
There are now 228 health conversion foundations that pump out around $1.3 billion in grants annually. What does that mean for the future of health in the United States?
Four research teams are sharing $10.8 million from RWJF and a pool of Deepwater Horizon settlement money to explore complex factors that make up community resilience in the Gulf Coast region.
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation has stepped up to the plate for affordable housing in Boston. But it focuses on a niche demographic that's often overlooked in the shuffle: the elderly.
Two funders in Arizona came together to make an investment of nearly $3 million to the often-overlooked area of end-of-life care and planning. Here's a closer look.
Here's the deal with Florida's Blue Cross-affiliated foundation and how you can get a piece of its millions—including for work on mental health.
The nursing shortage is a big concern nationwide. Here's how a health insurance funder is tackling the issue close to home.
Even as chronic disease worsens in rural Texas, hospitals are closing and accessing care is increasingly difficult. Episcopal Health Foundation is on the case. What are its ideas?
We talk a lot about health and a lot about the environment, but what about the intersection of the two? IP recently spoke to Bay Area philanthropist Alison Carlson to find out about her Forsythia Foundation, which aims to reduce the harmful chemicals in our lives.
Like other funders right now, Blue Shield of California Foundation is hot on the trail of ways to deliver better healthcare at a lower cost. And like many, it seems greater coordination as the key.
With an eye out for vulnerable people who can't afford healthcare, the St. David’s Foundation is an important grantmaker in Central Texas. And its makes some seriously large grants.
Once considered just another Jewish funder, Ruderman Family Foundation has emerged as a leaderin the field of disability inclusion. Here's what RFF is doing locally in Boston—and nationally and globally..
The Claneil Foundation has been making grants in the Philadelphia region and beyond for about 40 years. Its new strategy looks at three closely intertwined issues.
If you want an example of how philanthropy, with relatively tiny resources, can influence a sprawling $3 trillion healthcare system, look at the growing push to empower patients to access key medical records.
In 2014, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation put up $200 million to fund a grantmaking center that works to improve healthcare quality and lower costs. We check in with its executive director about what it's up to.
Growing support for nonprofit investigative reporting in the past decade has enabled new scrutiny of drugmakers, insurance companies and hospitals. What's been uncovered?
Lots of funders are working these days to create ladders of opportunity through middle-skilled jobs, especially in healthcare. Among them are big banks like JPMorgan Chase. Here's its latest move.
The Christensen Fund is a unique family foundation that backs environmental and cultural work, with a focus on indigenous peoples and food sovereignty, including in the American Southwest.
Tackling complex public health challenges requires getting multiple stakeholders to work together. Which is what the Missouri Foundation for Health is trying to do in that state's poorest rural areas.
With the ACA repeal effort stalled in Washington, what's next for funders looking to protect hard-won healthcare gains in various states? Here's a report from the front lines.