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Patient and Family Engagement

To cut costs and improve outcomes, increase patient activation

By Zack Budryk FierceHealthcare March 4, 2015

A new study published in Health Affairs confirms that increased levels of patient engagement through patient activation do actually improve health outcomes and result in lower health care costs. More than 32,000 adult patients took part in the longest longitudinal study of its kind. Conducted over the course of ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Health Affairs: patient activation impact on cost + outcome

By Casey Quinlan March 2, 2015

In a study report hitting the digital wires on Health Affairs at 4pm Eastern time today (March 2, 2015), a group of researchers are reporting the results of a longitudinal study of Patient Activation Measure (PAM) impact on cost and outcome metrics from a large study cohort. The results show that activated, engaged ...


Wider attention for gain-of-function science

By Harvey Fineberg Science February 27, 2015

An editorial from Moore Foundation president Harvey Fineberg appears today in Science magazine. The editorial draws attention to gain-of-function (GOF) research, which focuses on pathogens with pandemic potential such as influenza. The U.S. government halted funding for GOF research in October 2014 to assess benefits and risks.

Read the full editorial ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UCSF reduces heart failure readmissions and inpatient hospital costs

February 25, 2015

Strategies designed to help heart failure patients transitioning from the hospital to their home or other setting can reduce hospital readmission rates and associated costs, according to a study published in the Cardiology Research Journal. Conducted by the Heart Failure Readmission Program at the University of California, San Francisco, ...

Fair Trade writes new chapter in story of tuna

By Tim Fitzgerald, Environmental Defense Fund National Geographic Voices February 19, 2015

Tuna is the second most popular seafood in the United States, yet for most Americans, it’s a non-descript protein puck that inevitably gets mixed with mayonnaise and celery. Maybe the tuna in that can came from the Philippines, or Micronesia? Perhaps it was caught by a Japanese vessel and transferred ...

ICU Consortium

Doctors strive to do less harm by inattentive care

By Gina Kolata New York Times February 18, 2015

Relieving patient suffering, not from disease but rather from care that is received, has become an important and pressing issue for health care professionals. The questions have been how to measure it and what to do about it. Foundation grantee, Dr. Ken Sands at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares ...

Can better data help save the oceans? This big foundation thinks so

By Tate Williams Inside Philanthropy February 18, 2015

Data and oceans are two of the biggest topics in philanthropy these days, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is a leader in both. One of its latest grants targets the intersection of the two, just off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

The foundation recently awarded $1.6 million to Monmouth University ...

WWF: Tuna sector making huge strides toward sustainability

By Drew Cherry Intrafish February 13, 2015
Bill Fox, vice president Fisheries, WWF US, had an optimistic view of the strides taken to improve the sustainability in the tuna sector of late.

"I've seen more progress in the last five years than in my entire career," he said, speaking at a seminar on the sustainable sourcing policies ...

10 Best Readers' Choice: Best Place for Wildlife

USA Today February 12, 2015

USA Today's 10 Best Places for Wildlife includes two places that the Moore Foundation has helped conserve:

  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve 
    USA Today: "A trip to Pacaya Samiria Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon means the chance to see pink and gray river dolphins, howler monkeys, sloths, brilliant macaws and bright butterflies."...

How much carbon are our trees actually sucking up?

By Ben Schiller Fast Company February 11, 2015

Without a strategy to maintain the world's forests, we may as well give up on climate change and accept our fate. Trees are that important. Deforestation contributes about 15% of all greenhouse gases, because a lot of a tree's mass is carbon. When you cut it down or burn it, ...

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