Much has changed since Grantmakers In Health (GIH) last convened in 2019. Over the past three years, more than 1 million Americans have lost their lives due to COVID-19. Large cracks are apparent in our public health infrastructure, health care systems, and safety net programs. In addition, pervasive inequities across all facets of society have increased. The country is divided, and this division continues to hamper our ability to address one of the greatest health challenges our modern world has ever faced.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Aging and Older Adults Grantmaking Survey

To better understand how philanthropy has responded to these challenges over the course of the pandemic, Grantmakers In Health and Grantmakers In Aging launched a joint survey in November 2021 to learn how health and aging funders are addressing COVID-19 related needs among older adult populations and potential long-term impacts on future grantmaking.

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Funder Approaches to Youth Behavioral Health Equity

Even before the pandemic, the mental health and well-being of adolescents and young adults was worrisome and worsening. COVID-19 has exacerbated these trends and heightened existing disparities. GIH surveyed its Funding Partners in October 2021 to better understand how health foundations are addressing youth behavioral health equity. The survey results are summarized in an infographic that provides a useful snapshot of primary funding areas, types of populations supported, and top funding strategies.

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Improving Data on Race and Ethnicity: A Roadmap to Measure and Advance Health Equity

The second of two reports, Improving Data on Race and Ethnicity: A Roadmap to Measure and Advance Health Equity, provides more details about race and ethnicity data collection in federally administered health programs and an expanded list of recommendations for improving the data. The recommendations consider actions for states and the private sector as well as actions for the federal government.

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Federal Action Is Needed to Improve Race and Ethnicity Data in Health Programs

Grantmakers In Health, in collaboration with the National Committee for Quality Assurance, interviewed a variety of stakeholders across the country, representing all levels of the health system. Federal Action Is Needed to Improve Race and Ethnicity Data in Health Programs, identifies tangible actions to help improve the completeness, accuracy, and usability of race and ethnicity data.

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Upcoming Webinars

Advancing State Data Collection on Opioid Treatment

Join this webinar to learn about a national initiative that offers states a core set of metrics to track opioid treatment access and use.

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Upcoming Convenings

2022 Fall Forum

Each fall, GIH offers programming designed for funders with a strong interest in health policy. These meetings, collectively known as the Fall Forum, are an excellent opportunity for funders with a strong interest in health policy to get up-to-speed on current issues, interact with leading thinkers, and connect with their grantmaking peers.

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Coordinator of Programs

The Coordinator of Programs is an integral member of Michael Reese’s program team and will work closely with staff who direct grantmaking, incubation and advocacy.  The position includes responsibilities for program administration, including management of incoming and outgoing grants, database management, meeting coordination and general project management. 

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Director, State and Health Policy

CHCF seeks a visionary, innovative, and highly collaborative Director, State Health Policy to lead the Foundation’s work with policymakers, legislative and department staff, trade associations, and other thought leaders in California. This individual will develop and advance a strategic vision for CHCF policy priorities to maximize impact on the health of Californians.

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St. Petersburg Anchor Initiative Executive Director

The St. Petersburg Anchor Institutions Initiative has an ambitious mission, and therefore seeks a self-driven executive to lead and influence this Initiative through its development and beyond, and to design and direct strategies that support this complex collaboration.

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Executive Director of the Center for Health Equity

The primary function of the Executive Director of The Center for Health Equity is to maximize and organize the consistent, scheduled use of the Center, cultivate grass roots/grass tops relationships, and engage with a diverse community of stakeholders, especially those representing Lived Experience.

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Director of Finance and Operations

This position is responsible for the oversight of the organization’s financial activities and internal operations. The Director is the principal liaison with all external entities who have an interest in GIH’s financial affairs and works closely with the senior leadership team in pursuit of organizational goals designed to help the staff and trustees of foundations and corporate giving programs learn, connect, and grow

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Program Director

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is looking for a dynamic professional who enjoys delving into health policy issues and designing programs that help the staff and trustees of foundations and corporate giving programs learn, connect, and grow.

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