Many families feel pinched by their health care costs: despite a recent surge, income growth has not kept pace in many areas of the U.S. Employee contributions to premiums and deductibles amounted to 10.1 percent of U.S. median income in 2015, compared to 6.5 percent in 2006.
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...
Fi2W’s new online magazine Democracy from the Ground Up: Young Immigrants and the 2016 Election features stories by and about members of an engaged generation working to strengthen democracy nationally and locally.
Today, 14.0 percent of American households—about one in seven—suffer from food insecurity, which means they do not have the resources to provide enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.
Since 1970, there has been a nearly five-fold increase in the number of people in U.S. jails—the approximately 3,000 county or municipality-run detention facilities that primarily hold people arrested but not yet convicted of a crime.
More than 6.5 million students, or about 13 percent, missed three or more weeks of school during a single school year, which is enough time to erode their achievement and threaten their chance of graduating.
Beyond the clinical syndromes of microcephaly, intrauterine growth restriction, and fetal demise, several clinical studies have observed eye malformations and pathology in neonates born to mothers infected with ZIKV during pregnancy.
For foundations, there are lots of questions to reflect on when thinking about which evaluation practices best align with their strategy, culture, and mission. How much should a foundation invest in evaluation? What can they do to ensure that the information they receive from evaluation is useful to them? With whom should they share what they have learned
New York State continues to lead the nation in adoption of the medical home model by primary care practices, according to the newest in a series of reports tracking medical home growth in New York State.
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...
The Teagle Foundation’s Graduate Student Teaching in the Arts and Sciences (GSTAS) initiative, first piloted in 2010 and expanded in 2012, engaged hundreds of graduate students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators across eight elite universities and two professional associations in thinking deeply about undergraduate teaching and learning.