Shaking the Foundation - Blog

You Can Negotiate Costs with Doctors? A New Mobile App to Improve Health Insurance Literacy

Update: The free app is now available in the iTunes App Store and in Google Play . Today’s post is by Robin Gelburd, President, FAIR Health “Negotiate the price? I didn’t know that. They never told me that. Can we do that?” Those were the reactions from focus group … more >

September 6, 2016

Crosspost: Using the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey to Understand Neighborhood Equity and Unify Cross-Sector Partners

Today we share a post from PolicyLink's Equity blog on the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. CT Health was one of the survey's funding partners. Original Post Date: 27 Jul 2016 Camille Seaberry, Emma Zehner, and Mark Abraham, DataHaven Twenty-eight percent of adults who identify as … more >

August 15, 2016

Collaboration in Advocacy

Today's post is written by Mary Boudreau, Executive Director of the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative (COHI), one of CT Health's oral health advocacy grantees. “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘We’, even ‘Illness’ becomes ‘Wellness’.” Malcolm X Advocacy in a small non-profit … more >

August 11, 2016

ATX or Bust

Today's post is by Elizabeth Krause, outgoing VP of Policy and Communications After 10 years and 10 months, and three job titles, today is my last day with the Connecticut Health Foundation. I am headed to Austin to join the staff of a rapidly growing health foundation that is about to make a pivot … more >

August 1, 2016

CT Health's History as an Advocacy Funder

by Elizabeth Krause, VP of policy and communications At Connecticut Health Foundation's (CT Health) most recent board meeting, our board of directors heard from a panel of four of of our advocacy grantees. In today's post, I share an abbreviated version of the primer I wrote for the board to tee … more >

July 6, 2016