From sidewalks to toxic stress, evidence shows where people live has a greater impact on health than medical care, behavior, or genetics.
There is a widespread and dangerous popular misconception that permeates our society that aging and despair—and even depression—go hand in hand. One of the most drastic consequences of such marginalization is the resultant isolation and feelings of burdensomeness that, when exacerbated with key risk factors, may drive suicide in older adults.
Foundations deserve tremendous credit for helping millions of families in America obtain basic access to health care. It started with children. Soon after Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Kennedy (D-MA) passed the Children’s Health Insurance Program in 1997, foundations across America helped policymakers develop and implement innovative strategies to enroll eligible children.
The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative is an opportunity to build, together, more effective health systems that reliably deliver on the promise of better care for older adults.
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Mark your calendar to attend the 2020 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, Creating a Healthy Tomorrow, in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 17-19.
Join this briefing to learn more about current behavioral health and trauma services covered by the Medicaid benefits package, discuss examples of state-based best practices and innovative policy initiatives, and explore future opportunities to improve Medicaid’s response to children exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other forms of trauma.
The new Managing Director will lead a strategically aligned, cross-programmatic vision and strategy for grantmaking and social investing for the Health Program; collaborate with other program areas to identify and leverage collaborative grantmaking opportunities that address complex multi-dimensional challenges facing communities; manage and support the development of the Health Program team; and represent Kresge and cultivate relationships with external partners, grantees, and other foundations.
This role has the primary responsibility of ensuring the successful administration of grants, including workflow processes, policies and procedures, data collection and reporting.
Facilitate and manage the administration of grant requests, from submission of a proposal through the distribution of grant funds. This position will be an important member of the new Grants Management team, which is re-envisioned to be a key strategic partner to teams across the foundation and dedicated to helping the foundation fulfill its mission by making impactful, data-driven decisions.