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.
The 2020 census faces a major problem – undercounting young children, especially those in low-income or immigrant families. These children and families face the consequences for years, including decreased funding for necessary supports, such as food programs, affordable housing, and education. On October 8, 2018, the Children, Youth & Family Funders Roundtable hosted a webinar examining the challenges inherent in counting young children in the 2020 census and exploring ways funders can help to minimize this undercount.
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores the importance of addressing health equity in early childhood. The report also highlights strategies for tackling barriers to health that begin early in life.
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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