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.
On Friday, December 15, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an unpublished memorandum disposition in the case of Parks v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The court affirmed the decision of the United States Tax Court, which held the Parks Foundation (a private foundation) liable for non-exempt lobbying expenditures related to a ballot measure and imposed an excise tax on both the foundation and its manager.
As the Census Bureau prepares for the upcoming 2020 Census, some populations in rural America will be difficult to count accurately, including residents of deep Appalachia, African Americans in the rural south, Hispanics in the rural southwest, as well as migrant and seasonal farmworkers. New research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire outlines the specific challenges in identifying and enumerating these hard-to-count (HTC) populations.
June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois
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Staying the Course in Turbulent Waters
November 14, 2017
Eileen Salinsky, Grantmakers In Health
A Model for Advocacy: How One Foundation’s Unconventional Investment is Shaping Health Policy
October 11, 2017
Kyle Legleiter, The Colorado Health Foundation
Jake Williams, Healthier Colorado
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Challenges of and Recommendations for Tracking Local Policy
August 10, 2017
Sasha M. Albert, Barker Bi-Coastal Health Consultants, Inc.
Dianne C. Barker, Barker Bi-Coastal Health Consultants, Inc.
Jill Birnbaum, American Heart Association; Voices for Healthy Kids
George Grob, Center for Public Program Evaluation
Giridhar Mallya, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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