Children and Families
There is much work to be done to ensure that every child has a bright future. Health philanthropy is interested in a broad array of issues affecting the health and wellness of children and their families, from the perinatal period to early childhood, through the school-aged years, and on into adulthood. GIH designs programming that highlights the unmet needs of children and families as well as philanthropic strategies to address those needs.
Contact Osula Rushing for more information about our programming in this area.
A recent article from the Build Healthy Places Network highlights the Health Starts at Home initiative led by the Boston Foundation. Launched in 2014, the initiative brings together housing and healthcare organizations to address the health impacts of housing instability on children and families.
The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has announced plans to open a school-based health center at Worcester East Middle School in the fall. The health center is being constructed with funding by the City of Worcester and the Health Foundation as a component of the Worcester HEARS project.
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Most Recent Publications
Co-Funding in Texas: Lessons for National and Regional Partnerships
October 12, 2016
Elena M. Marks, Episcopal Health Foundation
Liane Wong, Dr.P.H., The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Kids and Drinking Water: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
May 19, 2015
Ellen Braff-Guajardo, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Kenneth Hecht, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California
Reforming School Discipline Policies to Improve Children's Success
February 16, 2015
Kavitha Mediratta, The Atlantic Philanthropies
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