Ensuring the Health of America's Children: Progress and Opportunities

Grantmakers in Health



Case Study Sector


In February 2007 the Packard Foundation launched its Insuring America’s Children strategy, a $15-million, multiyear investment in grant support, cross-program learning, training, and technical assistance to advocacy organizations in 16 states poised to make strong advances in children’s coverage. A key part of the grantmaking strategy is to provide policy and peer-to-peer technical assistance to state child health program administrators and policymakers in over 40 states and U.S. territories that are implementing new coverage initiatives for children. A comprehensive, multistate evaluation is also underway to monitor program progress, impacts, and implementation.



  • Evaluation
  • Field Building


  • Northern America

Blog Posts

American Democracy: Time for Intensive Care

February 15, 2017

The head of the Hewlett Foundation provides a tour d’horizon of American political dysfunction — and envisions a long and difficult therapy to bring it back to health. 


Oct 05

Rip Rapson
President and CEO
The Kresge Foundation