Our country has experienced significant upheaval over the last 90 days that raised the collective awareness of inequities in health, work, education, and policing. These changes have led to increased calls for action and offer a pivotal moment to enact meaningful steps towards achieving health equity. We must not squander this opportunity.
We are heartbroken and outraged by recent and continuing acts of racism and violence against Black communities and communities of color, and we stand with all who are demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, Ahmaud Arbery, and other victims of racism and violence.
This survey provides valuable insights into the broader field of palliative care and serious illness philanthropy, including how and where funders are directing their resources, the strategies they employ, and the interventions they are interested in.
In 2016, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and John A. Hartford Foundation envisioned a national program to support advanced practice nurse faculty members to create sustained and vibrant academic-community partnerships with the goal of improving population health in their own communities and zip codes.
Some years ago, in reference to Georgia’s economy, the claim was made of the existence of two Georgias: one, the vibrant metropolitan areas of the state; the other, rural Georgia – described as its poor economic cousin. Today, this Two Georgias distinction applies to the growing disparities in health and health care between the metropolitan areas and rural communities, home to nearly 2 million Georgians.
We know social media has been awash in lies, rumors, and distortions about COVID-19 and vaccines, among many other subjects. Research has shown that bots, autonomous programs that can spread spam or a virus over a network like the internet, that operate within social media are accelerating the spread of these lies at light speed.
As the novel coronavirus races across the globe, health funders are urgently preparing for and responding to COVID-19 in the communities they serve. While past public health crises inform COVID-19 response, there is no proven playbook for how health philanthropy should respond to this rapidly evolving threat.
The opioid epidemic remains a critical public health crisis that necessitates philanthropic attention. Philanthropy is uniquely suited to respond to immediate challenges while also supporting broader systems change.
GIH convened grantmakers to explore innovative ways to use data to advance health equity. Read the actionable guidance for these efforts that emerged from the meeting’s proceedings.
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We invite you to join us, with your favorite afternoon beverage in hand, for a conversation with Kimberly Johnson, Director of the Duke Center for REACH Equity and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and Cara James, President and CEO of Grantmakers In Health, about the critical challenges communities of color face in accessing serious-illness and palliative care.
Join this webinar for a briefing on recent record-setting health insurance coverage losses, with a special focus on how people of color and other historically disadvantaged and marginalized communities are affected.
If you are responsible for internal or external equity work at your foundation or corporate giving program, please join this call to connect with your peers, identify common challenges, exchange potential solutions, and build collective knowledge.
The Foundation is embarking on a search to find the next President & CEO to lead through an exciting time of transition.
The Senior Health Policy Strategist works across the organization to identify and execute opportunities to use policy as a changemaking tool, helping MFH and the broader field understand how individual and community health are impacted by various circumstances, programs, and policies.
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund seeks a systems thinker to support our grantmaking process across programs. The right candidate has strong technology skills underpinned by an understanding of accounting concepts, workflows, and customer service.
The new VPP will be drawn to this rare opportunity to join GHF during the Foundation’s inaugural years and will have the unique opportunity to shape strategy, build a dynamic team, and foster team culture in close partnership with the CEO, executive team, and other program team members.
GIH seeks a dynamic professional who is eager to share knowledge and information with a variety of stakeholders, ranging from foundation staff and trustees to policymakers, health practitioners, and researchers.