Community Health Funding Report

Resources & Reports

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Best Practices: Reducing ER Visits

A report by Accenture examines a project by the company and the Highmark Foundation, which produced a 43% reduction in excessive emergency department visits by using patient navigators -- low-cost, trained members of the community who connect patients with essential care services.

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Fundraising More Effective Supporting Causes than Opposing Problems

A study published in the American Marketing Association's journal and authored by researchers at the David Eccles School of Business finds that when crafting charitable appeals, it may be better to focus on supporting a specific cause then opposing some problem.

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Coordination of Nonemergency Medical Transport Funding Needed

The Governmental Accountability Office issued a report finding that nonemergency medical transportation for at-risk and disadvantaged populations were "not well coordinated" and that additional federal leadership is needed to improve conditions.

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CBO Provides More Ammo for Health Entitlement Changes

The Congressional Budget Office's latest report on the deficit finds the federal government's budget deficit was $175 billion for the first three months of fiscal year 2015, $3 billion more than the shortfall recorded during the same period in FY 2014.

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Commonwealth: Health Costs Were Major Problem Before ACA

The latest study finds that the proportion of Americans who had to spend more than 10% of their income on health insurance and/or care had been increasing before the Affordable Care Act was implemented.

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Report Predicts ACA's Survival, Lower Costs for Minorities

Not only does it assume the Affordable Care Act will survive, a new report from the Urban Institute also predicts that uninsured rates among minorities will drop significantly by 2016, and the differences in uninsured rates between whites and other groups will also fall.

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Phone Follow-ups Don't Affect Diabetes Med Adherence

A report funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality finds that patients with diabetes did not improve their medication compliance after a phone call from a diabetes educator or pharmacist.

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Good News on Teen Drug Use

Even use of marijuana, which is often thought of as the drug of choice for teens, did not increase (though it did not decline either).

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Report Examnes Impact of Health Profession Grant Program

A report by the Administration for Children and Families looks at the impact of the Health Profession Opportunity Grant program. HPOG has long been subject to efforts to reduce or eliminate funding, but often manages to survive.

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Information Available on Teen Health

The Office of Adolescent Health releases a number of fact sheets that provide information on state and national roundups of adolescent health and behavior.

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