If we are truly committed to a better world, life should not return to normal for any of us. It is against this backdrop that we will come together for GIH’s Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy from June 8-11.
To help health funders meet this critical moment, GIH partnered with seven philanthropy support organizations to develop a funder toolkit on climate, health, and equity. The toolkit offers an overview of the current funding landscape, hubs of collaboration, and resources available by issue focus, geographical region, and impacted populations.
This timely conversation dives into the current mental health landscape; highlights cost-effective, prevention-oriented programs; and shares insights on the future of mental health and roles for health funders.
Moving towards sustained and authentic relationship-building with community partners requires that we examine and shift away from practices, policies, and behaviors that prioritize the transactional components of grantmaking. To do this, we must acknowledge and confront power where it lies within our foundations and work at all levels of the organization to truly make this shift.
Fifteen years ago, I heard the words no one wants to hear—I had breast cancer. Even so, I was lucky in that I had comprehensive health insurance, access to some of the best doctors, and could afford out-of-pocket costs. At Susan G. Komen, we know that not everyone is as fortunate.
I have worked in philanthropy for over a decade—and believe we are at a pivotal time in our field’s history when taking action for equity is our only option in our quest for a just future.
Climate change is one of the biggest health and equity issues of our time. The scale of climate change can be daunting, and some may think of the issue as the sole responsibility of federal, state, local, and tribal governments—however, philanthropy has an essential role to play.
Stark inequities in oral health care access and outcomes reflect the United States’ deepest societal divides and overarching social justice concerns. Health philanthropy is among the sectors aspiring to accelerate change and drive upstream solutions in a period of increasing vulnerability for communities heavily impacted by the downstream effects of oral health disparities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing disparities in vulnerable rural communities, which place the 46 million Americans in rural geographies in a particularly precarious situation. In the spring of 2020, Grantmakers In Health reached out to several funders engaged in this work to better understand their perspectives on rural response and recovery and to share those examples with the broader field to assist funders as they determine future needs and strategies in rural areas.
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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.
The 2022 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy will be held June 27-29 in Miami Beach, Florida. The GIH Annual Conference is the best place to meet up with the bright minds, seasoned experts, and innovative practitioners working in health philanthropy today.
The Matching Gifts and Grants Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of the Fund’s Matching Gifts Program (MGP), provide administrative support for processing grant agreements, and take on other special projects as needed. The MGP is managed via a custom portal built on salesforce.com, the Fund’s grants management system.
The Program Assistant is the staff member responsible for providing daily support for the Health Care Coverage and Access Program. The Program Assistant will be expected to perform a variety of duties ranging from daily administrative and grants management tasks to writing, editing, and research responsibilities.
The Senior Procurement Specialist (“Contract Specialist”) is a position in the Procurement Department under the Office of the Chief Operating Officer. The employee reports to the Senior Procurement Manager and will work with PCORI’s programmatic departments and teams to develop and execute contract documents. The Senior Procurement Specialist will provide oversight over the development of…
The Program Officer will report to the Vice President of Federal and State Policy who leads the FSHP program and will support the VP in coordinating the overall work and efficiency of the team to ensure goals and priorities are met. The position will work in close partnership with the Program Officer, Medicaid and the Program Associate for the FSHP team.
Healthcare Georgia Foundation (HGF), located in Atlanta, GA, seeks a collaborative, mission-oriented, hands-on finance executive. This is an exciting opportunity to serve as an executive leader of a statewide foundation seeking to achieve health equity for all Georgians.