This year has placed a spotlight on many things, including the importance of leadership during times of crisis and uncertainty. I recently had the pleasure of welcoming the newest cohort of fellows to the Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy. We spent three afternoons together learning about each other’s leadership style, talking about how to foster more diverse and inclusive work environments, discussing how to advance health equity through the work of their foundations, and engaging community leaders in a discussion on power sharing and how to more effectively partner with community organizations to effect change.
To better understand how philanthropic organizations are supporting work related to trauma and resilience, GIH surveyed its Funding Partners in February 2020. The survey results have been compiled into a summary infographic that details primary focus areas, key strategies, and challenges and opportunities in the field.
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.
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.
In Texas, the lack of access to health care, coupled with inadequate and under-resourced systems, has had a profoundly negative impact on communities of color and underserved areas. COVID-19 has laid bare the severity of these issues even more so. These factors, and our commitment to achieving health equity, have informed the St. David’s Foundation’s primary care safety net strategy.
Health Forward Foundation is celebrating 15 years of grantmaking. In this time, the foundation has anchored access to safety net health care for those most in need in the Kansas City region. Along the way, we have learned valuable lessons about maximizing our investments through innovations and partnerships to benefit those most in need.
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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GIH has launched a quarterly call series for CEO Working Group on Access and Coverage members to strategize about philanthropy’s role during these challenging times.
Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression Care – Lessons Learned
Join us for an important conversation about the successes and challenges in implementing collaborative care interventions, the key lessons learned to date, and next steps to improve late-life depression care.
Con Alma Health Foundation seeks nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have substantial work and leadership experience in a relevant field, fostering collaboration and support for positive change within the context of New Mexico’s diverse communities.
The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will support the development, launch, and implementation of Healthy Food, Healthy Lives in collaboration with the priority area’s team.
KHF is seeking a new President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the Foundation into the next decade and beyond. Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will work closely with the Board, continuously defining and guiding the vision and strategic direction of the Foundation.
The Mat-Su Health Foundation is hiring a Director of Research & Evaluation. PhD in research, measurement and evaluation or related field preferred; Master of Public Health or equivalent with relevant work experience required.
The Colorado Health Foundation is the largest grantmaker in Colorado and one of the premier health foundations in the country, widely regarded as an innovative thought partner, a flexible grantmaker and an intentional advocate “Bringing Health in Reach for All Coloradans.”