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What Works Collaborative;
Provides an overview of characteristics of urban sustainability research centers, including organizational structure, personnel capacity, finances, current objectives, and recent research topics. Considers policy implications.
Presents survey findings related to uninsurance, access to regular sources of care, and emergency room visits among low- and moderate-income families compared with others. Outlines Affordable Care Act provisions to offer affordable coverage options.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation;
Outlines price and entry controls that impede innovations that could lead to more efficient business models and growth in the legal, health, drug, education, and finance sectors. Surveys options for removing barriers, including state experimentation.
In the immediate aftermath of the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti, the Foundation Center surveyed members of its Grantmaker Leadership Panel to gauge the reaction of top U.S. funders to the unfolding crisis. Findings suggest that a number of leading funders are considering a direct response to the crisis, with a primary focus on providing emergency assistance.
Pew Hispanic Center;
Based on 2010 census data, summarizes trends in the countries of origin of Latinos/Hispanics compared with 2000, including the fastest-growing groups and their distribution across metropolitan areas.
Giving by U.S. foundations for international purposes held virtually steady last year, generating $6.7 billion, down just 4 percent. According to International Grantmaking Update: A Snapshot of U.S. Foundation Trends, a new report prepared by the Foundation Center in cooperation with the Council on Foundations, this decrease was less than half the 8.4 percent estimated decline in foundation giving overall last year. This latest update of the Foundation Center's benchmark series on international grantmaking examines changes in overall giving through 2009 based on a survey of leading funders. It also documents trends in giving through 2008 based on actual grants awarded by over 1,000 of the largest U.S. foundations.
Center for Studying Health System Change;
Examines changes in the proportion of people in families having difficulty paying medical bills during the recession by age group, insurance status, income, amount owed, amount paid off, and estimated time to pay off bills. Considers contributing factors.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation;
Analyzes employment and revenue growth, survival rate, sector, location, and venture capital involvement of U.S. companies that held initial public offerings on American markets from June 1996 through 2010, with a focus on firms younger than thirty years.
Examines the potential impact of climate change, including more disasters, economic stress, and social pressures, with respect to civilian and military response efforts. Calls for a coherent government approach and a strategic emphasis on long-term effect
Pew Center on Global Climate Change;
Outlines the need to cut transportation emissions to limit climate change effects, mitigation options and technologies, policies to promote mitigation, and various scenarios for public attitudes, public policy, technological progress, and energy prices.
Assesses the U.S. healthcare system's average performance in 2007-09 as measured by forty-two indicators of health outcomes, quality, access, efficiency, and equity compared with the 2006 and 2008 scorecards and with domestic and international benchmarks.
BioMed Central Ltd.;
This article investigates whether present community health worker programmes for antiretroviral treatment are taking into account the lessons learnt from past experiences with community health worker programmes in primary health care and to what extent they are seizing the new antiretroviral treatment-specific opportunities.