Health

5 Key Elements to Launching a Grateful Patient Program
December 19, 2018 at 12:20 pm

When done correctly, the interaction between a patient and a doctor or health care institution can be leveraged by a Grateful Patient Program to foster a strong philanthropic relationship...

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program Makes Its Debut in Philadelphia
May 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Colorectal Cancer recently announced the launch of its colorectal cancer prevention program in Philadelphia. March Forth is a national prevention and screening initiative that works with partners, families and advocates across the country and aims to close the screening gap...

MND Association Receives Surge of Donations Following Hawking's Death
March 16, 2018 at 1:12 pm

A motor neurone disease charity said an influx of donations and visitors to its website following the death of Stephen Hawking caused it to crash as it couldn’t cope with the “overwhelming” demand. The MND Association, based in the U.K., said it had so many visitors to its site following the death of the renowned…

Seattle Children’s Receives $60M Donation to Fund Care for Sick Children
February 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Seattle Children’s, the largest children’s hospital and pediatric research center in Washington state, says it has received the second largest donation in its history from the late Seattle businessman Bruce Leven, who passed away in September. The gift, announced Tuesday, is expected to exceed $60 million and will help the organization offer financial assistance for children…

A Big Pharma-Funded Charity Sues the Government
January 9, 2018 at 10:41 am

A charity that helps patients pay for expensive prescription drugs is suing the federal government over what it alleges are unlawful federal restrictions that put a “stranglehold” on its ability to communicate with donors—which happen to be pharmaceutical companies that sell expensive drugs. Patient-assistance charities have become a mainstay of drug companies’ efforts to ensure patients can afford…

Pharma Charity May Shut After US Faults Drugmakers' Influence
November 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm

A medical charity that received hundreds of millions of dollars from pharmaceutical companies lost a crucial stamp of approval from the U.S. government, after allowing its donors improper influence over how the nonprofit was run. For the last decade, Caring Voice Coalition has been one of the biggest patient assistance charities in the U.S. The…

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Donates $47.5M for New Rehab Hospital
November 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation will donate $47.5 million for a new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital as part of the redevelopment and modernization of the University of Utah’s health sciences campus. The 75-bed hospital, to be named the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, will be one of the most advanced rehabilitation facilities in the nation and…

Diabetes-Focused Nonprofit Is Pushing a New Way to Fund Startups
October 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Type 1 diabetes, a condition that affects 1.25 million Americans, has seen its fair share of scientific advancements in the past few decades as researchers learn more about the disease, which affects the body's ability to monitor blood sugar levels. But at the same time, those advancements haven't necessarily reached patients. So, JDRF the largest funder…

Houston Methodist Receives Record $101M Gift
October 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Houston Methodist has received a $101 million philanthropic gift from Paula and Rusty Walter and the Walter Oil & Gas Corporation to attract and retain the most talented physicians and scientists who will help pioneer lifesaving new treatments for patients suffering from diseases of all kinds. This gift is the largest in the institution’s nearly…

NIH Awards Nearly $10M to UCLA Center for Autism Research, Treatment
October 16, 2017 at 11:54 am

The National Institutes of Health, recognizing UCLA’s leadership in understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder, has renewed its support of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment with a five-year, $9.7 million grant. The Autism Center of Excellence grant is directed by Susan Bookheimer, director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research…