- Guide to Impact Investing
April 19, 2017
Faith Mitchell, Grantmakers In Health
Meryl Dann, Grantmakers In Health
This report builds on the 2011 GIH Guide to Impact Investing report with new information about the growth of the impact investment field, case studies of recent innovative investment techniques and projects, and an appendix on terminology, investment portfolio approaches, and strategies for financing impact investments.
Guide to Impact Investing 2017 — 186KB
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: Innovations in Health Equity
February 18, 2016
This Grantmakers In Health supplement to the Stanford Social Innovation Review illuminates promising strategies and emerging approaches for tackling health disparities and the social determinants of health.
- Lessons Learned from Advocacy to Expand Children’s Coverage: A Recipe for Success
December 15, 2015
Elizabeth Docteur, Grantmakers In Health
From 2008 to 2014, the number of uninsured children in the United States fell from 7.3 million to 4.4 million, an astonishing 40 percent drop (Annie E. Casey Foundation 2015). This striking progress toward the goal of universal health insurance coverage of children shows what can be achieved when sufficient resources are marshaled and directed in the right way, at the right time.
Strategic Thinking: Lessons Learned from Advocacy to Expand Children’s Coverage: A Recipe for Succes
- Building on Achievements in Extending Children’s Health Coverage
November 17, 2015
Elizabeth Docteur, Grantmakers In Health
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly known as the ACA, included a range of measures to improve the health of children and secure children’s access to needed health services. This publication takes stock of progress in implementing those measures and considers what will be needed to keep the momentum going and address outstanding challenges.
Strategic Thinking for Health Funders: 11-17-15 (Building on Achievements)
- Exiting Thoughtfully
October 20, 2015
Elizabeth Docteur, Grantmakers In Health
Foundations that have adopted a limited-life approach have employed a number of principles to guide them in wrapping up their work. Several of these guidelines offer best practices for funders who are exiting from a field or retiring from grantmaking altogether. These lessons may in some cases also be relevant for foundations transitioning from an ongoing support model to a model of one-time/high-impact grants.
- Health Reform Five Years Later: Philanthropy Steps Up to the Challenge
May 15, 2015
Barbara Masters, MastersPolicyConsulting
Amanda Rounsaville Welsh, Network Impact
In this report, GIH describes the full spectrum of ways in which foundations have engaged in health reform-related efforts—both coverage expansion and health system transformation—since passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Health Reform Five Years Later (Executive Summary)
Health Reform Five Years Later (Full Report)
- Health Philanthropy: New Players and New Approaches
November 18, 2013
In recent years, a new set of actors has entered health philanthropy, pioneering new approaches to health investment. This report takes a look at how these new actors are contributing to the field, and the opportunities they present for more traditional funders.
Health Philanthropy: New Players and New Approaches
- Connecting Consumers to Coverage: Foundations Learn from the Past and Look to the Future
October 24, 2013
Deborah Bachrach, Manatt Health Solutions
Melinda Dutton, Manatt Health Solutions
Foundations have played a pivotal role in improving the health of generations of Americans through thoughtful investments designed to ensure access to affordable health insurance coverage. With the passage of the ACA, the landscape for foundation investment has shifted dramatically, particularly for investments targeted at streamlining eligibility and enrollment processes.
Connecting Consumers to Coverage (Executive Summary)
Connecting Consumers to Coverage (Full Report)
- Opportunities to Maximize Women's Health Under the Affordable Care Act
October 24, 2013
Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Therese Fitzgerald, PhD, Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Laura Cohen, Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital
As the key consumers, providers, and coordinators of health care, women will be uniquely affected by national health reform. Although the ACA addresses women’s health challenges, certain hurdles will persist unless specifically addressed. Philanthropy can play a crucial role to address these remaining challenges and foster real change in women’s health.
Women's Health Under the ACA (Executive Summary)
Women's Health Under the ACA (Full Report)
- A Window of Opportunity: Philanthropy's Role in Eliminating Health Disparities through Integrated Health Care
August 28, 2013
Eliminating Health Disparities through Integrated Health Care (August 2013)
Eliminating Health Disparities through Integrated Health Care Executive Summary (August 2013)
- Start Smart: Healthy Weight in Early Childhood
March 13, 2013
In October 2012 GIH convened a group of grantmakers, researchers, and practitioners for the Issue Dialogue Start Smart: Healthy Weight in Early Childhood. This Issue Brief synthesizes key points from the day’s discussion with a background paper previously prepared for Issue Dialogue participants.
Issue Brief No. 41: Start Smart: Healthy Weight in Early Childhood Executive Summary
Issue Brief No. 41: Start Smart: Healthy Weight in Early Childhood
- Returning the Mouth to the Body: Integrating Oral Health & Primary Care
September 26, 2012
GIH convened the Issue Dialogue Returning the Mouth to the Body: Integrating Oral Health Care and Primary Care to discuss the benefits, challenges, and approaches to integrating oral health and primary care. This Issue Brief synthesizes key points from the day's discussion with a background paper previously prepared for meeting participants.
Issue Brief No. 40 Executive Summary: Returning the Mouth to the Body
Issue Brief No. 40: Returning the Mouth to the Body
Subject Areas: Oral Health
- Striving for Health Equity: Opportunities as Identified by Leaders in the Field
July 24, 2012
Striving for Health Equity: Opportunities as Identified by Leaders in the Field is an exploration of grantmaking options to support health equity goals. Strategies discussed describe opportunities for intervening along a continuum of upstream and downstream approaches to address health disparities.
Striving for Health Equity July 2012
Striving for Health Equity Executive Summary July 2012
Subject Areas: Disparities
- Better Outcomes, Lower Costs: How Community-Based Funders Can Transform U.S. Health Care
April 4, 2012
In a newly available document from FSG, published in association with GIH, Mark Kramer and Dr. Atul Gawande discuss the untapped potential for community-based funders to transform the cost and quality of health care in the United States.
Better Outcomes, Lower Costs 4-2012
- Safety Net in the Era of Health Reform: A New Vision of Care
March 7, 2012
GIH convened a group of grantmakers and safety net experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the safety net system as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. This Issue Brief incorporates the background paper written for this meeting, as well as key points from the day.
Issue Brief No. 38 Exec Summary: Safety Net in the Era of Health Reform
Issue Brief No. 38: Safety Net in the Era of Health Reform
- Too Few Choices, Too Much Junk: Connecting Food and Health
March 7, 2012
GIH convened a group of grantmakers, researchers, and practitioners for an Issue Dialogue discussing the intersection of food and health. The program focused on the current U.S. food system and approaches that foundations can employ to improve food access and nutrition. This Issue Brief incorporates the background paper written for this meeting, as well as key points from the day's discussion.
Issue Brief No. 39 Executive Summary: Connecting Food and Health
Issue Brief No. 39: Connecting Food and Health
- Transforming Health Care Delivery: Why It Matters and What It Will Take
March 7, 2012
Transforming health care delivery so as to better meet the needs of patients will require changes to strengthen delivery of care for patients who already have good access to services, as well as changes to improve care for patients who find it harder to get the care they need. This primer provides an overview of why system transformation matters, what it will take, and what philanthropy can do.
Transforming Health Care Delivery (A Primer), March 2012
- Guide to Impact Investing (2011)
April 29, 2011
This guide provides a framework to help funders think strategically about the potential of impact investing, part of a growing practice that incorporates environmental, social, and governance criteria into investment decisionmaking.
Guide to Impact Investing May 2011 — 729KB
Guide to Impact Investing-- Executive Summary
- Implementing Health Care Reform: Funders and Advocates Respond to the Challenge
August 26, 2010
With provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act set to take effect over the next four years, grantmakers and advocacy groups have been developing activities to address the early stages of health care reform implementation. This report is based on over 40 interviews with national and state grantmakers and advocacy organizations about their initial work around implementation.
Full Report — 588KB
- Health and Justice: Health Care for People Involved in the Justice System
March 3, 2010
Health funders have found that focusing on people entering, in, or emerging from the criminal and juvenile justice systems increases the likelihood of connecting with vulnerable populations that are hard to pull into traditional health interventions.
- Where Do We Go From Here? Combating Health Care Disparities in an Era of Reform
March 3, 2010
There is growing interest in improving the health of racial and ethnic communities of color by going beyond the health care setting to the root causes of poor health and inequality. In the current era of national health care reform, new opportunities may become available to further combat racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
- Reaching Kids: Partnering with Preschools and Schools to Improve Children's Health
November 2, 2009
Improving children’s health and development has been of substantial interest to and investment in by national, state, and local funders for many years. Directly engaging with preschools and schools to improve these outcomes in children is increasingly a way to support a wide variety of efforts and interventions that reach a majority of children in an efficient and effective manner.
- Effective Community Programs to Fight Health Disparities
March 24, 2009
Eliminating disparities in health status and health care has been an area of substantial interest and programming among health funders at the national, state, and local levels for well over a decade. The latest findings from research and ongoing experience on the ground allow us to assess the progress being made. Engaging with communities in their fight against disparities is also becoming increasingly important to funders.
- Rural Health Care: Innovations in Policy and Practice
March 24, 2009
All too often discussions of rural health policy concentrate almost exclusively on the challenges in rural areas. But while it is true that rural America has not been immune to the effects of major economic and societal trends, rural areas’ responses to these challenges demonstrate that they are often ideal incubators for innovative policies and practices.
- Connecting the Dots: Developing a Holistic Picture of Children's Health
November 17, 2008
Health care services are one of many supports and resources needed to support healthy children. In recognition of the need to take a more comprehensive approach to child health, health funders are being challenged to work outside traditional purviews.
- Strengthening the Performance and Effectiveness of the Public Health System
November 17, 2008
The public health system is the backbone of our nation’s health, but the existing public health infrastructure is inadequate to address the health challenges currently facing this country. Strengthening the Performance and Effectiveness of the Public Health System shares how health funders can improve the functionality of the public health system and develop capabilities, services, and competencies that enhance public health practice.
- Critical Services for Our Children: Integrating Mental and Oral Health into Primary Care
February 25, 2008
Grantmakers have long been interested in improving children’s access to health care. Yet, a number of services critical to children’s healthy growth and development—such as mental health and oral health services—fall outside the traditional primary care model. This fragmentation of services has contributed to access barriers and has compromised the quality of pediatric care. Growing awareness of the importance of mental health and oral health has resulted in a variety of innovative efforts to integrate these services into children’s health care.
- Communicating for Policy Change
November 5, 2007
Health foundations have traditionally overlooked communications as an essential tool for achieving strategic goals and, instead, have preferred to engage in “FYI” communications such as issuing annual reports, newsletters, and press releases on foundation grants. As this GIH Issue Brief Communicating for Policy Change reports, this attitude has evolved into one where more and more grantmakers recognize the importance of communications in their own work, specifically efforts to influence health policy.
- Considering Quality: Engaging Consumers to Make Better Health Care Decisions
February 26, 2007
This Issue Brief examines the potential of consumers to use information to select high-quality health services and to become drivers of quality improvement at the systems level. Information tools for consumers, such as report cards on health plans and providers, decision support aides, and the Internet are discussed. It also takes a look at the roles foundations can play in developing and disseminating quality information for consumers, such as developing quality indicators; assessing the effectiveness of information technology, including the Internet; and funding advocacy efforts to ensure consumers have the information needed to make appropriate health care choices.
- Reversing the Obesity Epidemic: Policy Strategies for Health Funders
February 22, 2007
This report presents the rationale for using policy approaches to change food and physical activity environments. The report highlights the efforts of health funders supporting policy change in schools, food systems and sustainable agriculture, the built environment, and across communities. It also briefly examines trends and opportunities in health systems, workplaces, and state programs, and concludes with a discussion of challenges and opportunities for moving forward.
- Improving Health Care Access: Grantmakers Share Their Experiences
November 1, 2006
This report is a collection of profiles that tells the stories of how health funders across the country are working to improve access to health care. With these profiles, we have attempted to capture the priorities, funding strategies, accomplishments, and challenges of a cross section of grantmakers, giving readers a place to look for insights that they can adapt to their own circumstances. Download the full report or the executive summary.
Improving Access Executive Summary — 75KB
Subject Areas: Access
- More Coverage, Better Care: Improving Children's Access to Health Services
March 6, 2006
Children's access to health care has been a longstanding policy issue, with strong bipartisan support for expanding insurance coverage and redesigning the health care delivery system in ways that benefit young people. Despite enormous progress made over the past two decades, however, millions of children remain unable to obtain needed health services. This Issue Brief covers how the current health care system succeeds and fails for children, emerging policy developments, what grantmakers are currently doing to promote children's access to health services, and lessons learned to help guide future work.
- The Path to Policy Change: Practical Steps and Lessons from Health Funders
March 6, 2006
As part of its continuing mission to serve trustees and staff of health foundations and corporate giving programs, on November 3, 2005, Grantmakers In Health (GIH) convened nearly 80 grantmakers and a diverse group of individuals with expertise in different types of public policy work to discuss the challenges and opportunities for health funders interested in fostering systemic change. This report offers lessons learned about how to approach public policy work generally as well as those related to advocacy, communications, community organizing, data development and analysis, and evaluation.
- For the Benefit of All: Ensuring Immigrant Health and Well-Being
October 31, 2005
This Issue Brief explores the unique health, social, and policy issues that affect immigrant populations; it looks at attitudes toward immigration and how these influence support for social programs and the provision of public benefits; it highlights philanthropic activities to improve health care access and coverage for immigrants and their families; and discusses how grantmakers are working to ensure the health and well-being of immigrants in their communities.
- In Harm's Way: Aiding Children Exposed to Trauma
October 28, 2005
Every year, thousands of children nationwide experience trauma as a result of exposure to violence, abuse, natural disasters, severe illness or injury, loss of loved ones due to violence or accident, or forced relocation. This exposure can have both immediate and long-term effects on children's health and their ability to function fully in their families, schools, and communities. This Issue Brief focuses on the needs of children exposed to trauma, strategies for early identification and intervention, and ensuring the provision of timely and appropriate services to them and their caregivers.
- Building a Healthier Future: Partnering to Improve Public Health
September 29, 2005
GIH's latest Issue Brief Building a Healthier Future: Partnering to Improve Public Health combines the conversation of a one-day Issue Dialogue with a background paper to identify significant opportunities for grantmakers to partner with public health agencies at the local, state, and national levels, as well as with organizations outside of the traditional public health system, such as faith-based communities, employers, and community organizations. Specifically, this document will help further grantmaker efforts to build and sustain public health partnerships.
- Funding Health Advocacy
March 1, 2005
Funding Health Advocacy incorporates the essence and richness of the discussion at GIH's November 2004 Issue Dialogue on health advocacy with a background paper previously prepared for the meeting. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities involved with funding advocacy and engaging in public policy work. This Issue Brief complements GIH's ongoing work to support grantmakers in their efforts to fund policy-relevant projects and builds upon GIH's track record of work on grantmakers' strategies for shaping public policy.
- Improving Health Access in Communities: Lessons for Effective Grantmaking
March 1, 2005
Improving Health Access in Communities: Lessons for Effective Grantmaking highlights grantmaking lessons from two initiatives designed to help alleviate the burden of high uninsurance rates at the local level: Communities in Charge program, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and Community Voices, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This report details the valuable strategic lessons learned from these initiatives. Lessons related to developing community coalitions, creating successful grantor-grantee relationships, and understanding the comparative advantages of national and local funders are relevant to grantmakers funding or planning to fund in this and other health issues.
February 2005 — 250KB
- Selling Healthy Lifestyles: Using Social Marketing to Promote Change and Prevent Disease
November 8, 2004
As a behavior change technique, social marketing has proven effective in motivating people to make the complex and difficult behavior changes that can improve health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. This Issue Brief uses the lens of tobacco prevention and cessation, physical activity, and healthy eating to examine how health grantmakers can use social marketing principles and techniques to encourage and support the adoption of healthier behaviors across the lifespan.
- Healthy Behaviors: Addressing Chronic Disease at Its Roots
February 23, 2004
Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, lung disease, stroke, and diabetes are among the most serious threats to the nation's health. This Issue Brief explores the contribution of specific behaviors to the development of chronic diseases and discusses how research on tobacco control can guide grantmakers interested in designing comprehensive strategies that help people adopt healthy behaviors and create environments that help people be successful in their efforts to live healthier lives.
- In the Right Words: Addressing Language and Culture in Providing Health Care
August 20, 2003
This Issue Brief, based on an April 2003 Issue Dialogue, calls on grantmakers to take a leadership role in shaping the language access agenda to ensure that all individuals have equal access to quality health care. Sections include: recent immigration trends and demographic changes; the effect of language barriers on health outcomes and health care processes; laws and policies regarding the provision of language services to patients; strategies for improving language access; and roles for foundations in supporting improved language access, including examples of current activities.
- Strengthening the Public Health System for a Healthier Future
February 6, 2003
Based on a November 2002 Issue Dialogue, this Issue Brief examines the nation's public health infrastructure and explores opportunities for grantmakers to strengthen and sustain this fragile and troubled system. The report provides and overview of the nation's public health system and its infrastructure weaknesses. It also discusses the challenges faced by state and local public health agencies as they struggle to maintain and improve the health of the public while simultaneously preparing for the possibility of bioterrorism. Finally, the report looks at foundation strategies to help buttress the public health system's infrastructure.
- Turning the Tide: Preserving Community Mental Health Services
February 4, 2003
Across the country, the demand for community mental health services is growing at the same time that community mental health programs are in crisis as a result of inadequate financing and a shortage of appropriately trained providers. Nationwide, the imbalance between the supply of and demand for community mental health services is causing unnecessary personal suffering and imposing avoidable societal costs. This Issue Brief explores how health grantmakers can support community programs that provide critical mental health intervention and treatment services to children and adults.
- Building Relationships in Health: How Philanthropy and Government Can Work Together
January 22, 2003
Philanthropy and government have many mutual interests. While differences in culture, time frame, and expectations can make building relationships difficult, there are many successful partnerships that together are greater than the sum of their parts. This publication presents what GIH has learned from colleagues in both sectors about the range of options for those interested in collaboration and the lessons they have learned in building those relationships.
January 2003 — 301KB
- Positive Youth Development: A Pathway to Healthy Teens
January 9, 2003
Adolescence is the time when teens are laying the groundwork for their future health and well-being. This Issue Brief explores how grantmakers can apply youth development principles and asset-based strategies to their grantmaking to promote healthy development and healthy decisionmaking by the adolescents in their communities.
- Examining E-Health
November 6, 2002
Based on a 2002 GIH roundtable meeting, this Issue Brief is intended to help health funders better understand the fluid and dynamic world of e-health. The report profiles the work of three foundations active in e-health: California HealthCare Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Tides Foundation. Their work illustrates the range of foundation activities related to e-health, including: providing leadership both within communities and at the state and national level, including stakeholder convenings, developing a better IT infrastructure within health care; unding research and development of new applications; improving technology literacy among patients and providers and providing technical assistance to potential users; enhancing privacy and security; supporting demonstration projects, evaluations, and quality measurement; acting as a catalyst for partnerships and collaborations; developing and disseminating tools, research, and best practices; and monitoring e-health activities.
- Rx for Progress: Putting Patient Safety Into Practice
November 6, 2002
This Issue Brief, based on a February 2002 GIH roundtable meeting, explores the work of foundations, government, research, and health care organizations to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. The report draws on both foundation and grantee experiences and highlights specific funding strategies, as well as emerging opportunities for foundations that wish to fund patient safety programs and research.
- Training the Health Workforce of Tomorrow
February 22, 2002
In 2001 GIH convened a group of grantmakers and national experts concerned about health workforce issues. This Issue Brief explores issues related to the supply, composition, and competency of the health workforce, and the role that these factors play in maintaining and improving the health status of individual patients and broader populations. Specifically, the report focuses on grantmaker activities in four areas: shifting the geographic distribution of the health workforce to ensure access in underserved areas; improving representation among racial and ethnic minorities; addressing the current shortage of nurses, particularly in inpatient settings; and improving health professionals' competency in addressing the complex health care needs of the elderly.
Subject Areas: Aging
- Weighing in on Obesity: America's Growing Health Epidemic
February 22, 2002
The country is facing double threats: a dramatic increase in rates of overweight and obesity among children and adults, and an accompanying increase in diabetes and other conditions that threaten the lives and health of the nation's population. This Issue Brief helps health grantmakers understand the nature of today's epidemic and explore ways they can play a role in identifying and promoting effective prevention and intervention strategies, including tackling the root causes of the problem.
Subject Areas: Healthy Eating / Active Living
- Filling the Gap: Strategies for Improving Oral Health
November 27, 2001
Oral health is a critical component of overall health and well-being. Diseases of the mouth can reduce the quality of life for those who are afflicted and result in lost work and school days. This Issue Brief reviews the burden of oral disease for society's most vulnerable populations, describes effective strategies for improving oral health, and highlights initiatives of foundations and corporate giving programs that are working to improve oral health.
- Early Childhood Development: Putting Knowledge Into Action
October 26, 2001
Positive early development is essential to the health and well-being of children, and to promoting their success now and in the future. This Issue Brief presents the latest research on early childhood development and explores strategies and opportunities for grantmakers interested in improving the quality and availability of services for young children and their families.
- Advancing Quality Through Patient Safety
July 19, 2001
The Institute of Medicine estimates that between 44,000 and 98,000 lives are lost annually as a result of preventable medical errors. This Issue Brief examines the response to the medical errors crisis across the health care delivery system, as well as how grantmakers working at the national, state, and local levels can contribute to advancing quality through reductions in medical errors and improvements in patient safety.
- Progress and Peril: Examining Antibiotic Resistance and Systemic Contaminants
May 31, 2001
This Issue Brief, based on an October 2000 Issue Dialogue, explores issues at the intersection of environment and health. It begins with a discussion of the increase in antibiotic resistance, likely factors that have contributed to this increase, and action by the public sector to limit this phenomenon. The report also provides an introduction to systemic contaminants, illustrating both their complexities and intervention strategies through case studies of well-known contaminants. Current grantmaker activities to address these issues are presented, as well as opportunities for future activities that cut across both of these broad issues.
- Raising the Value of Philanthropy
March 21, 2001
This report, based on a series of interviews with leaders in health philanthropy, focuses on the characteristics of foundation programs and assessment strategies that appear to be most effective. It considers some of the seminal challenges facing the field and offers insights on operational structures and styles.
January 1999 — 173KB
- Long-Term Care Quality: Facing the Challenges of an Aging Population
March 16, 2001
For all the sophistication of our health care system, the United States does not have a highly developed and supportive long-term care network that takes good care of its elderly. This Issue Brief offers an overview of the primary factors influencing the quality of long-term care services - including demographics, service providers, financing, and policy and regulation - and profiles innovative grantmaker programs.
- Strategies for Shaping Public Policy: A Guide for Health Funders
March 7, 2001
Many foundations have shed away from funding in public policy in part because of confusion over federal tax rules governing lobbying for nonprofit organizations. As a guide to foundations on funding in health policy, this publication is intended to clear up some of the misconceptions and help funders engage in public policy work. It also presents examples of the range of public policy activities now being undertaken by health funders.
January 2000 — 86KB
- Coping With Managed Care: Responding to the Needs of the Elderly
February 16, 2001
This Issue Brief discusses the challenges surrounding Medicare managed care and its ability to meet the needs of elderly beneficiaries. The publication presents related trends, issues related to the elderly as active health care consumers, and grantmaker opportunities and lessons learned.
Subject Areas: Aging
- Prevention & Women's Health: Making the Health Care System More Responsive to Women
February 16, 2001
Based on a 1999 GIH meeting with experts in community health, research, and government, this Issue Brief examines prevention and women's health. Taking an expansive definition of prevention, the report looks at health issues as they affect women across the life span. In addition to providing examples of various grantmaking strategies to improve women's health, the report concludes with 21 lessons for health grantmakers.
- Strategies for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
February 16, 2001
This Issue Brief, based on a May 2000 Issue Dialogue, begins by documenting disparities for six health conditions targeted by the federal government and explores some of the underlying causes of health disparities. The report presents examples of philanthropic strategies, as well as federal and state initiatives, and offers conclusions about the challenges foundations are likely to face in working to eliminate health disparities.
- Victims of Our Own Success: Will Immunization Remain the Paradigm of Effective Prevention?
February 16, 2001
Based on a GIH roundtable meeting, this Issue Brief examines the critical issue of childhood immunization and highlights the work of grantmakers and national experts who have made a major commitment to this issue. The explores the many factors influencing public acceptance of childhood immunization and the importance of ensuring and conveying accurate information to the public and policymakers. Current and potential roles for health philanthropy are also discussed.
Subject Areas: Population Health
- Youth Mentoring: A Social Development Approach to Youth Health Promotion
February 16, 2001
When health is defined as the absence of illness and injury, youth fare well. But when that definition is broadened to include emotional, social, and environmental health issues, it becomes clear that youth face significant health problems and health risks. This Issue Brief highlights the work of grantmakers who are supporting mentoring as a strategy for addressing the root causes of adolescent health problems and promoting healthy youth development.