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.
The Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) is mapping philanthropic investment in states with the goal of helping funders in specific states share information and coordinate their efforts. Complete FCCP's state funding survey to contribute your data and thinking to this project.
Many foundations are speaking out in opposition to President Trump's decision to rescind the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. An Alliance for Justice blog post recognizes foundations that have made public statements on DACA and describes why such actions are permissible under federal tax law.
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Most Recent Publications
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Challenges of and Recommendations for Tracking Local Policy
August 10, 2017
Sasha M. Albert, Barker Bi-Coastal Health Consultants, Inc.
Dianne C. Barker, Barker Bi-Coastal Health Consultants, Inc.
Jill Birnbaum, American Heart Association; Voices for Healthy Kids
George Grob, Center for Public Program Evaluation
Giridhar Mallya, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
No More Half Measures: The Case for Bigger, Bolder Advocacy Support
April 13, 2017
Scott Downes, Center for Evaluation Innovation
Igniting a Women's Health Activist Movement—WHAM!
March 16, 2017
Karen Wolk Feinstein, Ph.D., The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative
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