Will Politics Sink a Health Care Hero?

April 4, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Posted in Communications strategy, Health Policy, Public Health, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Harvard pediatrics and public health expert Donald Berwick, MD, just may be the most innovative and qualified administrator ever named to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). But as a number of health policy analysts have reported recently, he may well be on shaky ground.

It’s not because he doesn’t have the smarts to do the job. Rather, as a number of reports indicate, it’s because politics appears poised to trump good policy — yet again.

How can this be, you ask? Read my latest post on the Hunter College/CUNY Center for Health, Media and Policy (CHMP) blog to find out. And let me know what you think.

Advertisements

How is Philanthropy Using Technology to Advance its Goals? Listen to “Talking Philanthropy” and Find Out

April 4, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Posted in Communications strategy, Digital strategy, Multimedia, Philanthropy 2.0, Strategic planning | Leave a comment

My colleague Larry Blumenthal and I have just posted the latest installment in the monthly Talking Philanthropy podcast series that we do in collaboration with Philanthropy News Digest. It’s an interview that Larry and I did with Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Technology Network during NTEN’s recent annual conference in Washington, DC.

Larry and I chatted with Holly about a range of issues relating to how the philanthropic sector is using technology to do its work more effectively.  It was pretty obvious from the overflow crowds at the meeting — more than 2,000 people attended, compared with about 50 just 10 years earlier — that the sector is alive with innovation and creativity. We hope you’ll take a listen to Holly’s incisive comments and let us know what you think.

If you missed the inaugural installment in the series, our interview with Doug White, academic director of the George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University, please take a listen. And do stay tuned for future interviews.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.