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.
Congress’s deadline to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was September 30, yet lawmakers have still not guaranteed funding for coverage for the 9 million children in the state-administered program. In a new To the Point post on The Commonwealth Fund’s website, Sara Rosenbaum of George Washington University explains that states are now unsure whether they can enroll new children, or even continue to cover the children and pregnant women already in the program.
The Ascend 2Gen Early Childhood Development and Health Working Group identifies and prioritizes opportunities that can steer policy and practice in directions that recognize the close connections between early childhood development and health. Their most recent brief focuses on maximizing enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP for two generations.
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Building Bridges, Eliminating Walls: Why Philanthropy Should Care about Domestic Violence
September 13, 2017
Lucia Corral Pena, Blue Shield of California Foundation
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