Expanding opportunities in America’s cities
February 13, 2012
For many low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities who are unable to live on their own, a nursing home may be the only option, even when they don’t need the intense level of care such facilities provide. The National Church Residences and the Ohio Office of Health Transformation...
February 6, 2012
Members of The Kresge Foundation’s Environment Program team meet with grant recipients and other partners working on climate-change adaptation this week in Portland, Ore. Meant to share knowledge about adaptation projects, the workshop is the first time organizations and researchers funded...
January 31, 2012
ALEXANDRIA,Va. – Patients, physicians and the public are invited to participate in a national poll about primary health care in the United States in 2025, what it might look like and what is the best-case scenario. The one-week poll will be posted on the PBS NewsHour website through Feb 7...
January 27, 2012
Award-winning poet, editor, and educator Naomi Long Madgett – who nurtured aspiring Detroit poets through her teaching, annual poetry award, and publishing company – has been named the 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist. The award and $50,000 prize recognize Madgett’s decades of...
January 24, 2012
The four-part miniseries “Designing Healthy Communities” begins airing on PBS stations this week. On PBS Preliminary schedule. Additional broadcasts are expected. Hosted by public-health expert Richard Jackson , the series looks at ways our built environment influences health and well-...
January 23, 2012
ALEXANDRIA,Va. – By 2025, patient-doctor relationships and health care delivery will look radically different than they do today, according to the Institute for Alternative Futures . In the institute’s new report “Primary Care 2025: A Scenario Exploration,” the nationally...
January 18, 2012
For the past 10 years, a group of U.S. foundations have collaborated to make joint grants to universities in nine African countries. The Kresge Foundation joined that group, the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa , in 2007. Collectively, the partnership’s seven members invested $440...
January 9, 2012
For Minnesotan Neal Von Ohlen, it was obvious. If the strong wind that blows across his family’s farm could be harnessed to generate power, it would mean new income. So while he, his father and brother continue to farm, they’re also part of a group that negotiated the construction of a...
December 26, 2011
When Tim Johnston took over as director of plant services at Northeast Texas Community College in 2008, his challenge was to bring the 25-year-old campus infrastructure into the 21 st century. “I was lucky in that I gave the board of trustees a five-year plan, and they decided they wanted me to do...
December 16, 2011
Rip Rapson, the president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, today issued a statement formally responding to this week’s announcement that a long-planned light rail project in Detroit would be abandoned in favor of a regional bus rapid transit system. The foundation is part of the private...