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Investing in Opportunities and Assets: Lessons from the South for the Nation

September 6 - 7, 2012

How is the South building on opportunities and assets to promote the health of vulnerable families and communities? How does the political, economic, and social environment influence health and well-being in the South? What is the role of health philanthropy in building and supporting infrastructure to meet the needs of Southern U.S. communities? What are the lessons of the South for the nation?

On September 6-7, Grantmakers In Health will convene Investing in Opportunities and Assets: Lessons from the South for the Nation in New Orleans, Louisiana, to explore these questions. Sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this working session is designed to explore key approaches for building the capacity of the nonprofit sector to promote the health of vulnerable communities in the South. Additionally, we will hear from nonprofit advocacy and direct-service organizations from across the Southern states regarding challenges and opportunities they experience. Finally, we will consider how lessons from the South can be applied to efforts around the country. A draft agenda is attached.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Reception and Working Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  
Arnaud’s Restaurant
813 Rue Bienville
New Orleans, LA 70112

Friday, September 7, 2012

Full Day Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
First Floor Auditorium
The Louisiana Humanities Center at Turners’ Hall
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities 
938 Lafayette Street #300
New Orleans, LA 70113


Please return the registration form below no later than August 24, 2012 to register for the meeting. Space is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience. There is a $50 registration fee to attend. Participants are responsible for making their own travel plans. A list of hotels that are in close proximity to the meeting venue is available below.


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