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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.

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Spotlight
March 2019


Trust for America’s Health created the Promoting Health and Cost Control in States (PHACCS) initiative to provide state leaders with policy recommendations that both promote healthy lifestyles and control costs. The first publication of the PHACCS initiative, "Promoting Health and Cost Control: How States Can Improve Community Health and Well-Being Through Policy Change", identifies key evidence-based and -informed policies and provides detailed information on recommended policies, including descriptions of the policies, summaries of the health and economic evidence, case examples, and considerations for implementation.


Spotlight
March 2019


Community Catalyst has released a new report, Advancing Health Justice: Building a Health System that Works for Everyone, that makes the case for an agenda to improve the health of Americans. It recommends building a more diverse health justice movement as an essential step to delivering transformational change by focusing on proactive advocacy and engagement with state and local governments. A policy agenda that strengthens the three-legged stool of coverage, quality, and social determinants of health can best achieve equitable health outcomes and improve financial security.


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