Topic: Child Health
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
A new organization played an important part in assisting the Rockefeller Foundation by assembling cooperative studies on the issues of the day.
Programs designed to build public health infrastructure, eradicate disease, and increase access to healthcare have formed the core of more than a hundred years of one foundation’s strategy.
Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.
Philanthropy’s role in cleaning up the milk supply prompted better federal food safety protections.
Century-old tips to prevent infection still make sense today.
In 1923, a wealthy philanthropist’s funding helped make life-saving treatment for diabetes available to patients and doctors.
How battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.