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Santoro K, Schmidt ER. 2015. Health plan approaches to child injury prevention. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 9 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief for health plans discusses the National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention, highlights the prevalence and cost of injuries, shares examples of current health plan child injury prevention activities, and describes opportunities for future action. Topics include informing health care professionals about the toll of injuries, encouraging physicians to use Bright Futures and provide age-appropriate injury prevention guidance to families, support evidence-based prevention practices, and promote the use of and access to safety devices.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Child health promotion, Child safety, Children, Costs, Foundations, Injuries, Injury prevention, Model programs, Prevalence, Program planning, Third party payers, Unintentional injuries

Santoro KL. 2014. Born too early: Improving maternal and child health by reducing early elective deliveries. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 10 pp. (NIHCM Foundation issue brief)

Annotation: This brief discusses the health risks and costs associated with early elective deliveries (EED),federal and national initiatives to support full-term pregnancies, and health plan and health plan foundation approaches to reducing EED. Topics include the potential negative health consequences of EED; average payments for maternal and newborn care and payment reform; and hospital, provider, patient, and member education initiatives. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Cesarean section, Childbirth, Costs, Federal initiatives, Foundations, Health education, Health plans, Induced labor, Intervention, National initiatives, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Reimbursement

DentaQuest Foundation. 2014. Paths to prevention. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Foundation, 43 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the role of consumers, health professionals, communities, funders, policymakers, and philanthropists in addressing the challenges of making good oral health a priority. Topics include prevention and public health infrastructure, oral health literacy, medical and dental collaboration, metrics for improving oral health, financing models, and strengthening the oral-health-care-delivery system.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Financial support, Financing, Foundations, Health care delivery, Health literacy, Measures, Networking, Oral health, Public health infrastructure, Public private partnerships

Bachrach D, Dutton M. 2013. Connecting consumers to coverage: Foundations learn from the past and look to the future. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents findings on public health insurance eligibility and enrollment improvement efforts, past foundation investments, and current and historic efforts to streamline eligibility and enrollment processes. Topics include characteristics of an effective eligibility and enrollment process, the mandates and investments under federal health reform intended to improve the consumer experience of applying for or renewing publicly subsidized health insurance coverage, how foundations have supported improvements in the eligibility and enrollment processes for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program in the past and lessons learned from these efforts, and potential foundation investment priorities to ensure full use of the coverage continuum.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Eligibility, Enrollment, Foundations, Health care reform, Health insurance, Outreach, Uninsured persons

Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation. 2012. Impact on children's oral health in Illinois: An interim report 2004–2010. Oak Brook, IL: Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on outputs of the Illinois Children’s Health Foundation (ILCHF) grantmaking to increase access to oral health services for children in Illinois. Topics include the distribution of oral health funding, who received funding, coverage area of ILCHF funding in children’s oral health, initial outputs of ILCHF funding, data elements collected, scope of services offered, community-level change, lessons learned, and goals for children’s health funding. A call to action is included. The appendices contain summaries of key milestones and environmental influences for the period 2000–2011.

Contact: Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, 1200 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 301, Oak Brook, IL 60523, Telephone: (630) 571-2555 Secondary Telephone: (630) 571-2556 Web Site: http://www.ilchf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Financing, Foundations, Grants, Illinois, Oral health, Outreach, Public health education, Public health infrastructure, Reimbursement, Special health care needs, State surveys, Work force

Santoro KL, Speedling CM. 2012. Investing in the future health care workforce. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 11 pp. (NIHCM Foundation issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes factors impacting the health care work force and highlights health-plan-foundation efforts to ensure that a stable number of physicians and other health professionals continue to practice in their communities. Topics include training opportunities for dentists and support for community dental clinics. The brief concludes by examining opportunities for foundations to impact the supply of health professionals and access to health care in the future. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Foundations, Health insurance, Public health infrastructure, Work force

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2012. Fostering healthy families through stable housing: The role of the health care system. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 3 pp. (Fact sheet: Women, children and adolescents)

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses where children experiencing housing instability and homelessness access health care and what health plans and health plan foundations can do to support healthy, affordable housing. It also examines what health plans and health plan foundations are already doing in this area. Additional contents include information about children in the foster care system and a list of resources. A webinar on this topic, held on July 26, 2012, is also available from the website.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Foster children, Foundations, Health care systems, Health plans, Homeless persons, Housing, Multimedia

Healthwell Foundation. 2012. When health insurance is not enough: How charitable copayment assistance organizations enhance patient access to care--Guidance for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies looking to improve treatment compliance and effect positive health outcomes. Gaithersburg, MD: Healthwell Foundation, 18 pp.

Annotation: This document discusses the continuing need for copayment assistance, even for those newly insured by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It discusses what copayment assistance is, advantages for donors of working with a copay foundation, the work of the Healthwell Foundation, perspectives of a health care provider, and community outreach. A checklist for evaluating copayment assistance organizations and a list of organizations are provided.

Contact: Healthwell Foundation, P.O. Box 4133, Gaithersburg, MD 20885, Telephone: (800) 675-8416 Web Site: http://www.healthwellfoundation.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Financial assistance, Foundations, Health insurance, Heath care costs

W. K. Kellogg Foundation. 2012. Building a better future: Working with communities to improve oral health. Battle Creek, MI: W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the Kellogg Foundation's work to improve children's oral health using a community-based approach. Topics include giving dentists a leadership role in addressing community needs, building a compendium of data and resources to support systems change, forging partnerships around education and services, and exploring models of care.

Contact: W. K. Kellogg Foundation, One Michigan Avenue, East, Battle Creek, MI 49017-4012, Telephone: (269) 968-1611 Fax: (269) 968-0413 Web Site: http://www.wkkf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Community health, Foundations, Grants, Leadership, Models, Oral health, Public private partnerships, Systems development

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2011. Oral health opportunities for health plans and foundations. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines opportunities for health plans and foundations to improve oral health in children and other vulnerable populations. Topics include oral health provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and implications of the Institute of Medicine’s report, Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Children, Foundations, Health insurance, Legislation, Oral health, Program improvement

Santoro K, Speedling C. 2011. The case for investing in youth health literacy: One step on the path to achieving health equity for adolescents. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 16 pp. (NIHCM Foundation issue brief)

Annotation: This brief explores strategies proposed by the federal government to eliminate disparities and work toward health equity, including specific strategies to improve adolescent health literacy relevant to health plans and foundations. Contents include information on recent research on where adolescents access health information, the credibility of the information, and their comprehension of the information. The brief also provides examples of health-plan and health-plan foundation efforts to improve adolescent health literacy by disseminating newsletters and websites, funding projects, supporting the use of social media, and educating heath professionals. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Barriers, Equal opportunities, Foundations, Health behavior, Health literacy, Health planning, Program improvement

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2011. Strength in numbers: Five million children in five years. Chicago, IL: Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, annual. (Annual reports.)

Annotation: This annual report addresses efforts of the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to provide access to quality oral health care for children residing in underserved communities. Topics include investments in service, education, research, development activities, donors, and financing.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-2637, Telephone: (312) 337-2169 Fax: (312) 337-6329 E-mail: hshc@aapd.org Web Site: https://aapdfoundation.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Foundations, Oral health, Pediatric dentistry, Underserved communities

Highmark Foundation. 2010. Working together: Improving access to oral health and dental care for underserved populations. Pittsburgh, PA: Highmark Foundation, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report describes an initiative to reduce oral health burdens among individuals in Pennsylvania who cannot afford dentists or who are unable to find oral health professionals who will treat them and their families. Contents include stories from community-based grantees who were awarded foundation funding to (1) improve coordination and build capacity, (2) address a regional strategy to support expansion of oral health services, or (3) expand or improve existing dental equipment. The report presents an analysis of the impact the grants have had to date using three metrics: access to care, quality of care, and financial sustainability. Implications for future improvements in the oral health of underserved populations in Pennsylvania are also addressed.

Contact: Highmark Foundation, Fifth Avenue Place, 120 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3099, Telephone: (800) 789-1726 Fax: (412) 544-6120 E-mail: info@highmarkfoundation.org Web Site: http://www.highmark.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Collaboration, Dental care, Diffusion of innovation, Financing, Foundations, Model programs, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Public health, Regional planning, State initiatives

Santoro K, Murphy B, Pirani H, Chickley N. 2009. Increasing access to health insurance for children and families: Innovative health plan outreach and enrollment efforts. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 18 pp (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief examines innovative health plan efforts to increase enrollment in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program as well as to create and market more affordable private insurance coverage options. The brief also examines the increasing role of health plan philanthropic foundations in efforts to promote access to insurance. Topics include health plan efforts to improve outreach and enrollment, health plan philanthropic foundations and community coverage efforts, and health plan efforts to increase affordable private insurance options. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Child health, Costs, Enrollment: Medicaid, Foundations, Health insurance, Low income groups, Outreach, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Uninsured persons

Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families. 2006. Building constitutencies in diverse communities: Lessons from a learning journey. Insight: A Review of Current GCYF Topics and Issues. 1-38. Summer 2006,

Annotation: This issue describes factors involved in effective grantmaking strategies for working in diverse communities including: changing demographics, disparities, and the limitations of traditional grantmaking models. It analyzes the contextual dynamics through which the work of building constituencies in diverse communities takes place through three lenses: structural racism, racial equality, and inclusionary grantmaking. The issue discusses three work arenas in which the work of building constituencies takes place: internal practices, community engagement, and capacity building.

Contact: Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, 12138 Central Avenue, Suite 422, Mitchellville, MD 20721, Telephone: (301) 589-4293 Fax: (301) 589-4289 E-mail: info@gcyf.org Web Site: http://www.gcyf.org Available for members only.

Keywords: Foundations, Grants, Guidelines, Minority groups, Nonprofit organizations, Racism, Underserved communities

Lawrence S, LeRoy L, Schwartz AL. 2005. Foundation funding for children's health: An overview of recent trends. New York, NY: Foundation Center, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of recent trends in foundation funding for children's health. Topics covered include (1) sampling base, (2) trends in children's health funding, 1999 through 2003, (3) key findings, (4) priorities in children's health funding, (5) children's health funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other foundations, (6) children's health funding by recipient type, (7) children's health funding by funder and recipient region, (8) types of support and children's health funding, (9) vulnerable populations and children's health funding, and (10) looking ahead. Statistical information is presented in tables and figures throughout the report. The report includes endnotes. Also included is a supplemental paper focusing on how grantmakers are meeting current needs and investing in the future.

Contact: Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Telephone: (212) 620-4230 Secondary Telephone: (800) 424-9836 Fax: (212) 807-3677 E-mail: communications@foundationcenter.org Web Site: http://www.fdncenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Financing, Foundations, Grants, High risk children, Low income groups, Trends, Vulnerability

National Institute for Health Care Management. 2003. Celebrating a decade of difference. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, 16 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about the National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation (NIHCM). The brochure discusses the contributions NIHCM has made over the past decade, the link it provides between the private and public sectors, and its directions for the future. It also includes a comprehensive list of NIHCM's conferences, forums, and publications. The brochure includes color photos.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Brochures, Education, Foundations, Health, Management, Private sector, Research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. [2002]. Reflections: Looking back at lessons learned—Robert Woods Johnson Foundation annual report 2001. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 114 pp.

Annotation: This report describes seven lessons learned about doing the work of philanthropy; provides an update on activities related to the foundation's four goals (access, chronic health conditions, health and well-being, and substance abuse); lists current grants and contracts in each goal area; provides a selected bibliography of materials published by grantees; gives the foundation's financial statements and secretary's report; lists officers and staff; provides a directory of national program offices and resource centers; gives grant application guidelines; lists publications available from the foundation; and describes the work of the foundation's grant results reporting unit.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Directories, Foundations, Grants, Health programs, Philanthropy

Grantmakers in Health and Children's Dental Health Project. [2001]. Filling the gap: Strategies for improving oral health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, (Issue brief; no. 10)

Annotation: This issue brief is organized into two sections. Section 1 provides background information on oral disease, including a review of the burden of disease for society's most vulnerable populations (children, older adults, minorities, and families with low incomes), and identification of the unique factors that contribute to the oral health crisis. Section 2 illustrates a number of strategies for improving oral health. It begins by presenting a conceptual framework that categorizes various interventions into three types of efforts: those aimed at improving oral health status, those focused on increasing access to oral health care, and those oriented toward improving and maximizing the impact of public policy. Lastly, the activities of federal and state governments, as well as those of the private and non-profit sectors (including foundations) are highlighted.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Dental care, Dental insurance, Economic factors, Financial barriers, Fluorides, Foundations, Medicaid, Minority groups, Older adults, Oral health, Outreach, Program descriptions, Provider participation, Research, Socioeconomic factors, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Williams K. 1997 . Meeting the needs of children: A guide to funding EMSC projects. Washington, DC: Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center, 42 pp.

Annotation: This manual contains guidance on financing projects to provide emergency medical services for children. It explains the types of funding available which include federal, state, county, and local grants and foundation and corporate funding; it gives a step-by-step checklist to grant writing and offers a guide to developing a comprehensive plan. Finally, it provides case studies demonstrating how fundraising is carried out by services that provide emergency medical services for children. It also contains a bibliography on grant writing, federal funding, foundation funding, corporate funding, special events, direct mail, starting and managing a nonprofit organization, identifying wealthy individuals, planned giving, newsletters, using the Internet, state-specific funding directories, and regional and local directories. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 244-6300 Fax: (301) 244-6301 E-mail: emscinformation@childrensnational.org Web Site: http://www.emscnrc.org Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Emergency medical services for children, Foundations, Fundraising, Grants, Manuals

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.