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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.

Issue Spotlight

August 2017

In partnership with California Health Care Foundation, the popular search and review site Yelp now displays maternity care measures for the roughly 250 hospitals in California that deliver babies. Now, before deciding on the hospital where they will have their baby, parents-to-be can look on that hospital’s Yelp page to find the percentage of low-risk c-section deliveries, the percentage of newborns fed only breastmilk prior to discharge, and how often episiotomies are performed.

August 2017

Studies show that home visiting programs yield up to $5.70 return for every $1 invested. The 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook, produced by the National Home Visiting Resource Center with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, compiles key data on early childhood home visiting and fact sheets for every state, showing how many and what types of families benefit.

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