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.
The U.S. Census Bureau has launched address canvassing, the first major field operation of the 2020 Census. Address canvassing improves and refines the Census Bureau’s address list of households nationwide, which is necessary to deliver invitations to respond to the census. The address list plays a vital role in ensuring a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the United States.
A recent blog post by Robert Hughes, President & CEO of the Missouri Foundation for Health argues that discussions of our nation's safety net should include the benefits that all income groups receive, both the conventional safety net for the poor and the unseen safety net made available to more affluent Americans through our tax code. He states, "When we use the phrase 'safety net' we should begin with the simple fact that virtually all Americans benefit from public funding to help address health, housing, and other basic needs. Our task should be moving toward greater equity, based on the understanding that our current public safety net resources are tilted toward the wealthy, not the poor."
September 10, 2019 1:00 pm
The 2010 Census missed over 2 million young children, most of which were left off the form by families who responded. Join this webinar to learn more about why families have left children in their households off the census in the past and how to develop persuasive messages to ensure young children are not missed in 2020.
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Gun Violence Prevention Infographic
October 24, 2018
Eileen Salinsky, Grantmakers In Health
Cone Health Foundation is Taking the Long View: Public Policy Advocacy
August 15, 2018
Susan Fitzgibbon Shumaker, RN, MHA, FACHE, Cone Health Foundation
Sandra Welch Boren, MPA, Cone Health Foundation
Riding Wild Horses: Philanthropic Strategy in An Era of Unpredictable Health Policy
July 13, 2018
Aaron Wernham, MD, MS, Montana Healthcare Foundation
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