The Kansas Health Foundation Favors Roots-Up Approach to Community Health

With growing resources and clout, state healthcare foundations deserve more attention. A case in point: the Kansas Healthcare Foundation, now the biggest philanthropic entity in that whole state.
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Knowledge Is Power: Here's One Way RWJF Wants to Empower Healthcare Consumers

You wouldn’t think of checking out a new restaurant without first checking its Yelp review, would you? So, wouldn’t it be nice if you could read reviews of your local healthcare services before trying them out?
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Why This Giant Foundation Thinks Dental Care Is So Important

Oral hygiene and dental care are not exactly top issues in the foundation world, and in fact we've never run a story before on this niche. But the Kellogg Foundation has made this a priority. Here's why.
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Everyone and Their Mom Gives to Feeding America. Here’s Why.

Widespread hunger in the United States, with all its wealth, stands out as notably obscene, and it's hard to imagine that there's isn't a ready fix for this public health problem. All of which helps explain why Feeding America is the fourth-largest charity in the country.
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Philanthropy, TED-Style: How RWJF is Looking for More Intellectual Juice

Kicking around big ideas is important for any organization looking to solve major problems, since you never know where breakthrough thinking will come from. America's top healthcare funder is one place opening its mind.
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