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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

September 2018

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality has released an issue brief which details the Census Bureau's plans for enumerating people experiencing homelessness, describes the challenges of counting this population, and identifies strategies for ensuring a more accurate count of this vulnerable group.

September 2018

The Healing Trust is reopening its Advocacy Grant program, offering three-year, unrestricted grants to current and new grantees in 2019. Three years of funding will be made available through a competitive quarterly grant process for organizations that are focused on systems-change advocacy work related to increasing access to health services or preventing childhood trauma in middle Tennessee. The foundation will host a mandatory workshop on October 3rd from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for any organization interested in applying or reapplying for an advocacy grant.

Upcoming Events

  • Webinar
    October 11, 2018 1:00 pm

    Cosponsored with Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC, Associated Grant Makers, Bauman Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Color of Change, Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Forefront, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Leadership Conference Educational Fund, Minnesota Council of Foundations, NALEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, NY Funder Alliance, Philanthropy California, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy New York, Philanthropy Northwest, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders, United Philanthropy Forum
    The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to present the third in a series of briefings on census messaging results developed 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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