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.
Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States, with approximately 120,000 Americans injured or killed by guns each year. GIH surveyed our Funding Partners in September 2020 to explore investments in gun violence prevention. The survey results have been compiled into a one-page summary infographic.
Philanthropic investments in health equity are growing in response to increased national attention. In an effort to document and learn from this moment, GIH surveyed its Funding Partners at the end of 2020 to identify whether and how foundations altered their health equity programming and pivoted internally to foster more diverse and inclusive environments.
Six years ago, Palm Health Foundation made a risky decision. Dissatisfied with the short-term gains of traditional responsive grantmaking, we launched the Healthier Together initiative in an effort to forge a deeper connection to community through the social determinants of health.
COVID-19 has not been an equal opportunity pandemic. It has impacted Latinx, Black, and Indigenous communities; immigrants, older adults, and the uninsured more profoundly than the general population. At the start of the public health crisis and several weeks after, the impact on these communities remained invisible with devastating health consequences.
At The Colorado Health Foundation, we are relentlessly committed to advancing health equity and believe it exists when there are no avoidable, unfair or systemically-caused differences in health status. To live into this, we have implemented principles of diversity, equity and inclusion into our vision and cornerstones, and our daily operations. While we are not experts, we can offer a glimpse of what some of this experimentation looks like in practice in our grantmaking, evaluation, and communications functions.
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.
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.
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This webinar will highlight key findings from a new report by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid. An update of Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half of 2020, it examines how much funders gave, who they gave to, and what issues they supported.
Join this session of the Media Impact Funders’ 2021 Forum to explore how funders are supporting organizations, projects, and collaborations to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence in communities of color.
Join this call to discuss collective strategies that can support COVID vaccine outreach now and strengthen civic engagement in the years ahead.
The Grants Manager is responsible for all aspects of grant compliance for a portfolio of program areas across Helmsley and for fostering a culture of learning, ensuring that program staff learn from each other and from external stakeholders.
The Grants Associate will work closely with a Grants Manager on the administration and management of a portfolio of Helmsley’s annual grantmaking, and will serve as a liaison in a key inter-department role.
The right person will understand the roles that communications, language, and storytelling play in advancing social change; possess strong writing and project management skills; and share in our commitment to challenge inequity and break down barriers to good health for everyone in North Carolina.
This newly created position is a career-defining opportunity to generate measurable, sustainable change in both increasing access to critical services in order to address the well-being of Central Texans, and drive change to unleash community potential for tomorrow.