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Improving the Health of Californians

Effective Public Private Strategies for Challenging Times: a Summary of a Roundtable on Philanthropy and Health Policy Making

Published in: Health Affairs, v. 23, no. 3, May/June 2004, p. 257-261

Posted on on January 01, 2004

by James M. Ferris, Glenn Melnick

This paper summarizes the discussion that occurred at a November 2003 roundtable on philanthropy and health policy making. The roundtable was intended to stimulate a conversation about the strategic interplay of health policy and philanthropy in a challenging economy; to gain a richer understanding of the needs and expectations of funders and policymakers so that resources can be leveraged far more effectively; and to identify practical, collaborative approaches for advancing policy development and implementation. The gathering included more than fifty key leaders from state and national foundations; state policymakers; representatives from the California governor's office and key state health agencies and commissions; private-sector leaders; and academics.

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