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Public Policy and Advocacy Strategies

Public policy engagement is a key strategy for ensuring sustainable improvements in population health. As a result, health philanthropy plays a vital and unique role in the public policy process. GIH works to build understanding between health grantmakers and policymakers, and supports grantmakers in their efforts to advance policy change.

Contact Eileen Salinsky for more information about our programming in this area.

Issue Spotlight

January 2019

BoardSource is now accepting applications for the 2019 Stand Your Mission award. BoardSource launched the award in 2018 to recognize nonprofit boards that have established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership — and, by doing so, are helping their organizations realize their missions. The winner of the award receives $5,000 to support its work. Application deadline: February 1, 2019.

January 2019

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation of Cleveland recently adopted a position supporting a renewed ban on the possession, sale, and distribution of military-style assault weapons. The Foundation has issued a statement expressing support for federal legislation that would make it illegal to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess an assault weapon or high-capacity ammunition magazine. Short of a federal ban, the Foundation urges The State of Ohio to join California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C., in implementing an assault weapons ban at the state level.

Upcoming Events

  • Webinar
    January 23, 2019 1:00 pm

    Cosponsored with Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Associated Grant Makers, Bauman Foundation, Color of Change, Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup, Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Forefront, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Leadership Conference Educational Fund, Minnesota Council of Foundations, NALEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, NY Funder Alliance, and Philanthropy California
    The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to present the next briefing in its series on census messaging results, in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup.

  • Meeting
    June 12, 2019 • Seattle, Washington

    Please join GIH for the 2019 annual conference in Seattle

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