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2011 Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy

Los Angeles, California

March 2 - 4, 2011

The 2011 Grantmakers In Health (GIH) Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy Creating a Healthier Future for Our Kids, Families, and Communities will challenge grantmakers to envision a healthier future for children, families, and communities by working on many fronts: creating communities that support healthy choices, promoting healthy behaviors; improving access to physical and behavioral health services; building a safe, equitable, and value-based system of care; and turning knowledge into practice. Health and well-being are shaped by complex and interrelated forces. Knowing this, how can we ensure our communities are healthy places to live? And how do we work collectively to reach this goal? Today, it is more important than ever for grantmakers to take action, create change, and achieve better health for all.   

For more information regarding meeting content, refer to the brochure below.

**This meeting is open only to staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations and corporate giving programs**

Register by February 4 to avoid late fees.

Registration fees are $675 for GIH Funding Partners and $1,150 for non-Funding Partners. Register on-line or by fax using the registration form below.

Registration forms can also be mailed to:

GIH 2011 Registration
c/o Executive Events
4665 Nautilus Court, Suite 502
Boulder, CO 80301

**The GIH room block at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live is sold out. Rooms can still be reserved at a higher rate. Additional hotel options are listed below.**

J.W. Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live
900 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

A block of rooms has been reserved for GIH meeting attendees at the special rate of $235/single and $245/double occupancy. This room rate also applies three days before and after the conference, based on availability. Reserve your room on-line or by calling 800.266.9432. Be sure to indicate that you are with Grantmakers In Health to receive the discount rate, available until January 28 or until the GIH room block is filled, whichever occurs first. Reserve your room early. Reservations received after January 28 or after the room block is filled will be accepted on a space-available basis and may be at a higher rate. Registering for the meeting does not automatically reserve a room at the hotel.

Nearby Hotels
Figueroa Hotel (across from the J.W. Marriott)
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles
Luxe Hotel City Center
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel


GIH has secured the availability of a 15 percent discount of share ride and sedan rates on Super Shuttle service from the following aiports: LAX/Long Beach/John Wayne-Orange County/Ontario/Burbank. Meeting registrants are able to book on-line reservations or over the phone at 800.258.3826. When booking on-line or by phone be sure to use code ZXQ2G. The 15 percent discount is valid one week prior and one week post the conference.


Organizations attending the 2011 GIH annual meeting are invited to participate in the Marketplace, which showcases grantmakers' most recent work, publications, and other relevant materials. Marketplace participants will have the opportunity to send display copies of up to four items. Participants and submitted items will be listed in meeting materials and on-line.

Check the corresponding box requesting Marketplace information on the meeting registration form, and detailed instructions, including participation forms, will be sent to you. Completed forms must be submitted by February 4.


A New Paradigm for Fitness and Public Health,Wednesday, March 2, 3:30 p.m.
Antronette Yancey works tirelessly through her research, teaching, and writing to improve the nation's health through chronic disease and obesity prevention, and physical activity promotion. A member of the Board of Directors of Partnership for a Healthier America, the nonprofit guiding and supporting First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative, Dr. Yancey is committed to fighting the threat posed by childhood obesity to the health of our children and of our nation. Her book Instant Recess presents a new paradigm for fitness and public health that promises vitality, well-being, and a greater sense of community.

Meeting the Challenges for a Healthier Future in Tough Economic Times, Thursday, March 3, 8:30 a.m. 
This is a time filled with incredible opportunities and unprecedented challenges. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) places intense demands on both federal and state government at a time of shrinking budgets and continued economic hardship. And, with all its promise, we know the ACA alone will not lead to health improvement across our communities and nation. Diana S. Dooley, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, will reflect on the leadership challenge, which tests both public officials and health funders, of balancing the demands of bringing the ACA to life while furthering efforts to strengthen prevention and population health.

The Promise of Urban Young People, Friday, March 4, 9:30 a.m.
Robert Lewis, Jr., the newly appointed vice president for program at The Boston Foundation, is a seasoned civic, community, and nonprofit leader who has been described as an "outstanding agent for change on behalf of young people." A product of Boston's public housing projects, he has directed the city's largest youth and human service agency and numerous community organizations. He coaches a wildly popular baseball league that has served thousands of teens and spends a lot of time in the city's neighborhoods with young people.

Mr. Lewis has been widely honored for his commitment to Boston and to the youth of the city. Of his role as a philanthropist, Mr. Lewis has said, "We can't just be good at this work. We have to be great at it. We dare to use the word 'impact' because at the end of the day, our grantmaking and civic leadership should build bridges, change lives, and change communities. Impact is our legacy.


Click here to read about the wide range of breakout sessions being offered at the annual meeting.


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