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UK Designates More Than U.S. Vs. COVID Domestic Abuse...

Refuge, a London-based service that operates the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, reported that during May it had a 66 percent uptick in calls to its helpline, while traffic to its website skyrocketed 957 percent during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, the UK government pledged £76 million ($94 million) in funding for domestic abuse relief services. […]

Communities Hardest Hit by COVID-19 Lag in Response Funds...

Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPoC) have made up a disproportionate number of serious COVID-19 cases. Despite this, relief philanthropies have not focused on these communities, with only 14 percent even mentioning these communities when discussing their mission, according to Giving Compass, a Seattle-based donor platform that supports impact-based giving. Giving Compass’s analysis of […]

Healthcare Marketers Shifting Priorities...

Nearly 36 percent of healthcare marketers have experienced layoffs within their team due to COVID-19, with another 41 percent having had team members reallocated to other priorities. Fewer than 23 percent have seen no changes, according to a survey from tech firm Binary Foundation. Marketing priorities have also changed. Before COVID-19. nearly half (46 percent) […]

Puget Sound Philanthropies Funding Against COVID-19...

A coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners in Seattle, Wash., have joined together to create a COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of the region’s coronavirus outbreak. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address […]

Healthcare Coverage, Costs Forcing Workers To Move On...

Slightly more than half of employed adults (51 percent) agree they have to stay at their current job for the health insurance. And, 30 percent said they had to leave a previous job because the employer did not offer health insurance and health benefits. According to a new study from the nonprofit Transamerica Center for […]

Healthcare Costs Coming In Below Projections...

With U.S. healthcare benefit costs projected to climb 5 percent during 2020, large employers are doubling down on efforts to stem the increases, according to results in an annual survey by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) in Washington, D.C.  Employers identified implementing more virtual care solutions (51 percent) and a more focused strategy […]

Americans Without Health Insurance On The Rise...

The rate of non-elderly Americans without health insurance increased between 2016 and 2017 despite unemployment numbers dropping and a generally strong economy. The uninsured rate climbed from 10 percent in 2016 to 10.2 percent in 2017, the first increase since 2013, after significant declines driven by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The decline resulted in […]

California Hospitals Spending Less On Charity Care...

Hospitals in California, both nonprofit and for-profit, are spending less on uncompensated care since residents have access to coverage because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as ObamaCare. According to data in a new report from California Healthline, acute care hospitals spent less than half on these patients in 2017 […]

Nonprofit Hospitals To Patients: Pay Up...

Nonprofit hospitals are most likely to sue patients for payment compared to their for-profit competition. According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, garnishments were more likely among nonprofit than for-profit hospitals and hospitals with a higher markup ratio relative to the Medicare allowable amount. And, they are suing to grab […]

Red Cross Faces More Congressional Oversight...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) introduced legislation to give a congressional watchdog arm complete access to American Red Cross (ARC) records for oversight purposes. The bipartisan, bicameral American Red Cross Transparency Act of 2019, was written because of concerns that the ARC tried to quash a review by the Government […]