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These occasional features in the GIH Bulletin are written by grantmakers, providing a forum to share their opinions and insights on the practice of health philanthropy. If you are interested in participating, please contact Osula Rushing at 202.452.8331 or

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  • 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
    We at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) are not content to let this activist roar go silent. That is why we recently launched the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (WHAM Global), a network to empower and cultivate female leaders who advance health care systems that are transparent, respectful, accountable, and equitable.

  • Flipping the Switch: Moving from Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence
    February 16, 2017
    Bruce Gellin, M.D., M.P.H., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Judith Mendel, M.P.H., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    The 2014-2015 Disneyland-associated measles outbreak was a wake-up call—alerting the public health community to the brittle balance between vaccine-induced population immunity and the potential for widespread, costly and potentially deadly outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.

  • All Hands on Mission
    January 11, 2017
    Eileen Coogan, Allegany Franciscan Ministries
    Allegany Franciscan Ministries is a mission-driven grantmaker whose staff, board, and community volunteers strive to understand and connect with the realities faced by the marginalized communities served by the organization.

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