Health Sector Resources
The first in a series of reports examining how healthcare reform is expected to affect various populations, this issue brief from The Commonwealth Fund analyzes how, over the next decade, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is likely to stabilize and reverse women's growing exposure to healthcare costs. Up to 15 million women who now are uninsured could gain subsidized coverage under the law; in addition, 14.5 million insured women will benefit from provisions that improve coverage or reduce premiums.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives states new tools and funding to integrate public and private delivery of health care services. This Commonwealth Foundation issue brief highlights the efforts of Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Vermont to integrate health care services for low-income women and children to improve outcomes and reduce costs, especially through state Title V maternal and child health programs.
This report, written by the New York Immigration Coalition in conjunction with the Empire Justice Center, highlights key opportunities to expand immigrants' access to health care and coverage as New York State works to implement health reform.
Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence Senior Advisor Brigadier General (Ret.) William Bester discusses the importance of veterans' health care and the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program on the "Talk of the Town" radio program with Larry Rifkin on WATR 1320-AM.
Fracking Survey 2012: Report on NGO and Philanthropic Efforts to Address Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing
This Health and Environmental Funders Network report summarizes results and findings from a 2012 HEFN survey of NGOs and philanthropic foundations addressing public health, environmental and community impacts of hydraulic fracturing in the U.S.
This summary of Health and Environmental Funders Network’s "Drilling Deeper" report discusses the health, environmental and community impacts of fracking, as well as strategies grantmakers are considering or implementing.
This New York State Health Foundation study, conducted by The Lewin Group, outlines the estimated impact of 10 scenarios that could help to contain escalating health care costs in New York State over the next decade while also improving health care quality, and shows that billions of dollars in savings are possible.