Fall Forum 2022

November 16-18, 2022

Washington, DC

Better Health Policy Through Stronger Communities

The 2022 Grantmakers In Health Fall Forum will provide policy-engaged funders with information on current issues, access to leading thinkers, and connections with grantmaking peers. This year’s theme is Better Health Policy Through Stronger Communities, and the forum will feature programming focused on what funders can do to strengthen community engagement, advance LGBTQ health equity, and support policies to achieve better health for all. 

Letter to President Biden Offers Support and Recommendations for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Better health for all through better philanthropy

Grantmakers In Health is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people.

Rural Road Trip Showcases Resiliency, Collaboration, Innovation, and the Need for a Shared Vision for Rural Health in the United States

September 19, 2022
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Last month I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Georgia and North Carolina with key partners in rural health. Our “rural road trip” was a refreshing journey that provided inspiration for philanthropy’s work and a reminder that ensuring better health for all must engage all rural communities.

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Latest from GIH

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

The Future of Access to Reproductive Health Services

Join this 90-minute webinar to discuss the decision’s impact on reproductive health services across the country and explore the roles funders can play in this moment.

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Leveraging Federal Funding for Climate Justice in Midwestern Frontline Communities

This meeting will discuss pathways for federal resources with high relevance for climate justice work in the Midwest, with a focus on funding managed by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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Resourcing Midwest Health Sector Work on Climate Change and Health Equity

This meeting will explore the current landscape of federal funding for Midwestern health-focused work on climate impacts and solutions.

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Upcoming Convenings

GIH Events

Birth Equity Funders’ Summit: It’s Time for Collaborative Action on Birth Equity

Join us for a free-to-attend, action-oriented national convening focused on informing and mobilizing funders concerned about birth equity. The Birth Equity Funders’ Summit will take place October 25-27, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia, following the Mom and Baby Action Network (M-BAN) Summit on October 24 and 25.

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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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2023 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

We are excited to announce that the 2023 GIH annual conference: Advancing Philanthropy’s Commitment to the Long Game, will be held on June 7 – 9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Hilton Minneapolis.

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Program Officer

We are seeking a colleague who will identify, engage, and support our grantees and other partners to cultivate systems and policy change with a specific focus on developing a more robust and diverse health care workforce to meet the primary and behavioral health needs of everyone in North Carolina.

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Program Director, Health

The Program Director works closely with the Highmark Delaware BluePrints for the Community team to ensure resources invested in the community have maximum benefit toward improving quality of life and health outcomes throughout Delaware.

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Program Director, Science, Innovation, and Higher Education

The Program Lead will support the founder, leadership team, and critical stakeholders, both internally and externally, to manage projects and represent the foundation’s vision. Based on the foundation leadership’s directives, support strategic planning efforts, development, implementation and oversees program and service delivery. Demonstrates a strong financial and business acumen to understand the complex project structures and grant agreements.

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Grants Associate

As a Grants Associate, you will support the grantmaking administration of either the Israel, Sub-Saharan Africa, or New York City portfolios, depending on your aligned interest and/or experience. In addition to providing day-to-day support on program and operational grants, you will work on inter-departmental projects with colleagues across the organization (ie: communications, technology, etc.), proactively identify and execute on big ideas to improve operations and foster excellent working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

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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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