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Peninsula Open Space Trust announces groundbreaking initiative to triple preserved farmland in San Mateo County

Peninsula Open Space Trust February 4, 2016

The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) today announced a groundbreaking new initiative to triple the amount of preserved farmland acreage and the number of preserved farms on the San Mateo coast over the next 10 years.

One of the most ambitious farming conservation programs in the history of the Bay ...

$3.6M awarded from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to advance a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system

February 2, 2016

At the White House Summit on Earthquake Resilience today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced $3.6 million in grants to advance a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system. The funding to California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington and the U.S. Geological Survey supports the ...

Final agreement will permanently safeguard 85 percent of Great Bear Rainforest

Rainforest Solutions Project February 1, 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia -- Today First Nations governments and the BC government, with the support of ForestEthics Solutions, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC and five forestry companies, announced the fulfilment of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements. Eighty-five percent (3.1 million hectares) of the remote wilderness region’s coastal temperate rainforests are now permanently ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation names new chief program officer

January 27, 2016

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of Aileen Lee as chief program officer for environmental conservation. In the coming months, Lee will take leadership of the team responsible for distributing nearly $100 million per year to protect critical ecosystems globally.

For more than a decade, ...


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation taps Guillermo Castilleja, Ph.D., as strategic advisor

January 27, 2016

Palo Alto, Calif. -- 

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the creation of a senior fellow role and the appointment of Guillermo Castilleja, Ph.D. In this role, Castilleja will serve as a special advisor to the president of the $6.5 billion private foundation.

The senior fellow role will ...

New training on working with government officials guides private foundation staff to stay in compliance with the law

January 21, 2016

Today, a free, interactive training tool is available from Learn Foundation Law to help private foundation staff navigate the rules and regulations surrounding interactions with government officials. These regulations include the IRS tax rules and federal, state and local ethics rules that prevent government officials from accepting inappropriate gifts or ...

Monitoring jaguars and other charismatic species in Bolivia’s Alto Madidi

By Rob Wallace Wildlife Conservation Society January 19, 2016

Alto Madidi, on the upper Madidi River where the Andean foothills flatten out onto to the Amazonian floodplain, is a magical place and the sixth site on our two-year altitudinal transect in Madidi National Park. Extraordinary biological diversity, remote wilderness, and abundant wildlife – much of which seems almost naïve ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Nurse practitioners less costly than physicians in treating Medicare patients

January 6, 2016

BOZEMAN – With Medicare enrollment and cost concerns growing, a new study finds that patients with a nurse practitioner as a primary care provider are less costly to Medicare than patients with a physician primary care provider. The study—the first to examine national data—contradicts previous research suggesting that both types ...

Patient and Family Engagement

NQF to develop national standards, measurement for patient decision aids

January 4, 2016

Washington, DC—As people demand a greater say in decisions about their healthcare, a variety of tools called decision aids are increasingly being used to make it easier for patients and their clinicians to discuss treatment options. The National Quality Forum will help make sense of the proliferation of these patient ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Foundations unite to support access to clinical notes for 50 million patients nationwide

December 15, 2015

BOSTON—Cambia Health Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today jointly announced $10 million in new funding to spread access to clinical notes to 50 million patients nationwide.

OpenNotes is a national initiative that urges doctors and other clinicians to offer ...

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