Making Their Mark provides a holistic view of 14 health conversion foundations that goes beyond data. Based on in-person interviews with foundation staff, trustees, and other stakeholders, it highlights each foundation’s distinct character and priorities.
Over the last year, Public Private Strategies conducted research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to better understand opportunities for philanthropy to engage small business in advancing a “Culture of Health” and to uncover ways to effectively and efficiently engage small business
As a philanthropy-serving organization that focuses on expanding investments to advance environmental literacy and connect people to nature, Blue Sky Funders Forum seeks to bridge silos and unite funders who share the belief that the benefits of meaningful time spent outdoors lead to stronger and healthier people, communities, and ecosystems.
“In our community-based work, we find ourselves having moved into a position of power that we did not intend, and now have to be more deliberate about transitioning it back to the community it belongs to.”
Whether because of geographic distance in rural areas, being homebound at a residence, a shortage of health care professionals, or lack of transportation, there are a variety of reasons why a consumer might not be able to connect to their health care. Much work has been done to develop solutions to those problems, particularly using approaches that transcend traditional clinical models. Telehealth is one such solution that is gaining traction at an ever-increasing rate.
This survey provides valuable insights into how and where funders are directing their resources and the perceived challenges to continued funding of the issue.
Gun violence prevention research is woefully underfunded, receiving significantly less research funding and scientific attention compared with other leading causes of death. Using a methodology that calculated expected levels of research investment based on mortality rates, one study estimated that between 2004 and 2015 gun violence received just 1.6 percent of the federal research support projected and had 4.5 percent of the volume of publications anticipated.
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The Vice President of Health Policy is responsible for providing organizational leadership, setting the vision for the Foundation’s health policy and government affairs priorities, and executing a plan to fulfill these objectives.
The Vice President, Impact will be an instrumental part of the founding team of senior executives, which already includes a Chief Strategy Officer, a Chief Innovation Officer, a Director of Strategy and Policy and a Vice President of Administration.
The Public Health Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications Department. S/he will take the lead on projects related to the Foundation’s website and other communication mediums; act as day-to-day liaison for management of the website; and help manage the Foundation’s archives.
We are seeking a Senior Program Officer to lead innovative areas of work particularly in the areas of racial equity and grants management. This position is integral to helping the Foundation achieve its impact goals.
The program officer is primarily responsible for facilitating the Fund’s Reforming States Group and leading its Emerging Leaders Program. The program officer will also identify and develop projects that advance the mission and success of the Fund, working with colleagues to coordinate and execute these Fund-sponsored activities.