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.
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.
The UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has released a new report, "Baby Food FACTS," analyzing the nutritional content of food and drink products marketed to parents for their babies and toddlers, the messages used to promote these products, and how well the marketing messages correspond with expert advice about feeding young children.
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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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