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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.



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March 2017

The United Hospital Fund (UHF) has announced a new initiative that will work with New York City hospitals and community partners to strengthen pediatric primary care practices that address social and environmental risks for children. Partnerships for Early Childhood Development is supported by a funder collaborative that includes UHF, the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust and $703,062 in total grants.


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December 2016


New research from Nobel Laureate economist James J. Heckman and colleagues finds that comprehensive, birth-to-age-5 early childhood programs can produce higher economic returns than those previously established for preschool programs serving 3- to 4-year-olds. The study, The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program, shows that high quality birth-to-five programs for disadvantaged children can deliver a 13 percent per child, per year return on investment through better outcomes in education, health, social behaviors, and employment, reducing taxpayer costs down the line and preparing the country’s workforce for a competitive future.


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