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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 Rana Suliman for more information about our programming in this area.

Issue Spotlight

August 2018

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.

June 2018

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.

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