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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.

Issue Spotlight

Spotlight
December 2018


A new blog post from CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, explores how lessons learned from the 1918 flu pandemic can inform municipal policy makers' decisions related to earned sick leave, affordable housing, and other public health policies.


Spotlight
November 2018


The Fiscal Policy Institute has released a new report that details the level of investment the state of New York should provide to support statewide census education and outreach by community-based organizations. The report's methodology assumes all people in hard-to-count groups get basic outreach from community-based organizations at an estimated cost of $2 per person, ten percent of the hard-to-count population receives a moderate level of outreach at a cost of $25 per person, and five percent of the hard-to-count population receive an intensive level of outreach at $75 per person. Based on these calculations, the Fiscal Policy Institute is calling for the state of New York to dedicate $40 million in next year’s budget for community-based organizations to do outreach around the 2020 Census, in addition to whatever funds the state commits to its own outreach and media campaigns and funding to local governments.


Upcoming Events

  • Webinar
    January 16, 2019 1:00 pm

    Cosponsored with Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Associated Grant Makers, Bauman Foundation, Color of Change, Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup, Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Forefront, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Leadership Conference Educational Fund, Minnesota Council of Foundations, NALEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, NY Funder Alliance, and Philanthropy California
    The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to present the next briefing in its series on census messaging results, in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup.


  • Webinar
    January 23, 2019 1:00 pm

    Cosponsored with Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Associated Grant Makers, Bauman Foundation, Color of Change, Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup, Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Forefront, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Leadership Conference Educational Fund, Minnesota Council of Foundations, NALEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, NY Funder Alliance, and Philanthropy California
    The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to present the next briefing in its series on census messaging results, in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup.


  • Meeting
    June 12, 2019 • Seattle, Washington

    Please join GIH for the 2019 annual conference in Seattle







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