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Public Policy and Advocacy Strategies

Public policy engagement is a key strategy for ensuring sustainable improvements in population health. As a result, health philanthropy plays a vital and unique role in the public policy process. GIH works to build understanding between health grantmakers and policymakers, and supports grantmakers in their efforts to advance policy change.

Contact Eileen Salinsky for more information about our programming in this area.

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Spotlight
April 2017


The current issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics is dedicated to an examination of some of the critical topics discussed at the 2016 Public Health Law Conference, including this summary of the tools and strategies non-profits can use to advance public health goals by Eric Gorovitz.


Spotlight
April 2017


The Sierra Health Foundation has announced a $1.3 million investment in the Positive Youth Justice Initiative which will shift focus from engaging large systems to providing support to coalitions of nonprofit community based advocates in 11 counties across the state. Funded by Sierra Health Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the initiative will engage youth, families, and communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by the juvenile justice system to develop local policy agendas and a stronger, more cohesive constituency that can advocate for system transformation.


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