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Creating a Healthier Future for Our Kids, Families, and Communities

February 28, 2011

Download the essay written for GIH's 2011 annual meeting Creating a Healthier Future for Our Kids, Families, and Communities, which challenges grantmakers to envision a healthier future for children, families, and communities by working on many fronts. Foundation and health leaders were also invited to share their thoughts around the annual meeting theme.

  • “Creating a Healthier Future for Our Children: A Prevention-Oriented Child Health System” by Debbie Chang, Vice President for Policy and Prevention, Nemours
  • “From Soda Pop to Creating a Healthier Future for Children and Families” by Eugene M. Lewit; Program Officer and Manager; Children, Families, and Communities; The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • “Reflections on Philanthropy Grounded in Science, Built on Partnerships, and Focused on Results” by Gary D. Nelson, President, Healthcare Georgia Foundation
  • “Strengthening Communities through Micro-Lending: A Journey of Discovery from Mongu to St. Louis” by Bridget McDermott Flood, Executive Director, Incarnate Word Foundation
  • “The Obama Administration's Commitment to Creating a Healthier Future for Children and Families” by Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • “Thinking about What's Next” by Sterling K. Speirn, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation



**2011 annual meeting speaker presentations can be found here.**


PDF Format Creating a Healthier Future for Our Kids, Families, and Communities — 156KB
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