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Catalytic Philanthropy Helps Build Healthier Communities

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10/2016
What are the roles and responsibilities of philanthropy in building healthy communities? A new report from the Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN) takes a look at this question by profiling 38 efforts around the country to advance healthier communities. The report, Summarizing the Landscape of Healthy Communities: A Review of Demonstration Programs Working Towards Health Equity , asks and answers three key questions, one specifically focused on the responsibilities of philanthropy: What actions are communities across the U.S. undertaking to promote healthy communities? At the community level...
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Comparing the 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Health Proposals

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09/2016
The Commonwealth Fund recently commissioned analysts with the RAND Corporation to crunch the numbers and find out how some of the candidates’ proposals would affect health care in the U.S. You can now learn all about the findings in two new Commonwealth Fund reports, our online comparison tool, and a summary on the Fund’s To the Point blog. In modeling the candidates’ proposals, RAND’s Christine Eibner and her team found that Clinton’s would increase the number of people with health coverage, while Trump’s would decrease the number. The analyses also show lower out-of-pocket costs for...
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Registered Nurses: Partners in Transforming Primary Care

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09/2016
The recommendations stem from a June 2016 Macy Conference that brought together more than 40 leaders in nursing, primary care, healthcare delivery, philanthropy, academia and more, to generate actionable recommendations around the potential for registered nurses to help meet today’s urgent needs in primary care.
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Health System Performance for the High-Need Patient: A Look at Access to Care and Patient Care Experiences

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08/2016
This brief—the second in a series—examines the characteristics and health care experiences of adults with high needs, defined as people with three or more chronic diseases and a functional limitation in their ability to care for themselves or perform routine daily tasks.
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