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 Rana Suliman for more information about our programming in this area.
A recent report from the Raising Places initiative explores how child-centered communities can drive health. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Raising Places initiative brought together residents and leaders from six communities to design place-based and cross-sector solutions to improve children’s outcomes.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being revealing national trends and state-based rankings from 2010-2016. Key Findings include concerns that the 2020 U.S. Census could undercount at least one million children under the age of five because of controversial citizenship questions and a move to digital-based surveys. Vital federal programs which utilize census-derived data to allocate hundreds of millions of federal dollars stand to lose funding and have disproportionate harmful impacts on low-income communities, children of color and immigrant families.
September 6, 2018 2:00 pm
Join this webinar to learn more about the emerging policy consensus and current efforts to make comprehensive paid leave a reality across the country.
June 12, 2019 • Seattle, Washington
Please join GIH for the 2019 annual conference in Seattle
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Most Recent Publications
Funding Upstream Solutions is Key to Remedy the Social Ills of Trauma
May 10, 2018
Pegah Faed, DrPH, MPH, First 5 LA
StartStrong: Transforming the System of Care to Reduce Infant Mortality
May 10, 2018
Jill Miller, bi3
Jennifer Zimmerman, bi3
Building Bridges, Eliminating Walls: Why Philanthropy Should Care about Domestic Violence
September 13, 2017
Lucia Corral Pena, Blue Shield of California Foundation