Children and Families
There is much work to be done to ensure that every child has a bright future. Health philanthropy is interested in a broad array of issues affecting the health and wellness of children and their families, from the perinatal period to early childhood, through the school-aged years, and on into adulthood. GIH designs programming that highlights the unmet needs of children and families as well as philanthropic strategies to address those needs.
Contact Osula Rushing for more information about our programming in this area.
First Focus’ Children’s Budget 2017 offers an annual detailed guide to federal spending on children and an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth. Their latest review tracks 172 mandatory and discretionary programs whose funding is either entirely of partially dedicated to children’s health, early and K-12 education, nutrition, income security, housing, safety, training, and welfare. According to their analysis, children are receiving less than 8 percent of the federal budget—and this share fell 5.5 percent between 2014 and 2017.
Leveling the Playing Field for Rural Students is a new report from The School Superintendents Association, and The Rural School and Community Trust that describes how Congress can support or amend current federal policies to improve equity for the one in six children living in rural communities. One policy recommendation describes the role Congress can play in addressing health barriers that impede learning for rural children.
June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois
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Most Recent Publications
Building Bridges, Eliminating Walls: Why Philanthropy Should Care about Domestic Violence
September 13, 2017
Lucia Corral Pena, Blue Shield of California Foundation
Co-Funding in Texas: Lessons for National and Regional Partnerships
October 12, 2016
Elena M. Marks, Episcopal Health Foundation
Liane Wong, Dr.P.H., The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Kids and Drinking Water: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
May 19, 2015
Ellen Braff-Guajardo, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Kenneth Hecht, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California