In celebration of our 40th anniversary, new Funding Partners that join GIH by June 1, 2022 will receive one complimentary conference registration!

For philanthropic advisors, this option is available if at least three individuals of a single firm join.

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It is a time for us to educate ourselves on the health challenges facing communities of color and other vulnerable populations, and to reflect on the progress we have made towards advancing health equity and what more we must do to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Aging and Older Adults Grantmaking Survey

To better understand how philanthropy has responded to these challenges over the course of the pandemic, Grantmakers In Health and Grantmakers In Aging launched a joint survey in November 2021 to learn how health and aging funders are addressing COVID-19 related needs among older adult populations and potential long-term impacts on future grantmaking.

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Civic Engagement Is a Social Determinant of Health

What is the civic health of the communities you serve? Are community members equitably engaged in democratic processes and civic life? How might increased levels of civic engagement influence the distribution of public sector resources, population health outcomes, and health inequities? Is it possible to imagine transformative changes in community health absent a meaningful shift in community power and civic participation?

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Funder Approaches to Youth Behavioral Health Equity

Even before the pandemic, the mental health and well-being of adolescents and young adults was worrisome and worsening. COVID-19 has exacerbated these trends and heightened existing disparities. GIH surveyed its Funding Partners in October 2021 to better understand how health foundations are addressing youth behavioral health equity. The survey results are summarized in an infographic that provides a useful snapshot of primary funding areas, types of populations supported, and top funding strategies.

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Improving Data on Race and Ethnicity: A Roadmap to Measure and Advance Health Equity

The second of two reports, Improving Data on Race and Ethnicity: A Roadmap to Measure and Advance Health Equity, provides more details about race and ethnicity data collection in federally administered health programs and an expanded list of recommendations for improving the data. The recommendations consider actions for states and the private sector as well as actions for the federal government.

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Federal Action Is Needed to Improve Race and Ethnicity Data in Health Programs

Grantmakers In Health, in collaboration with the National Committee for Quality Assurance, interviewed a variety of stakeholders across the country, representing all levels of the health system. Federal Action Is Needed to Improve Race and Ethnicity Data in Health Programs, identifies tangible actions to help improve the completeness, accuracy, and usability of race and ethnicity data.

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Public Private Partnerships to Strengthen the Public Health Infrastructure

How strong is your organization’s relationship with local health departments in the communities you serve? Do you view governmental public health as an essential partner? How can you best increase and improve support for state and local public health departments? What types of investments are most likely to yield transformative change? As the future of public health hangs in the balance, philanthropic organizations must renew their commitment to governmental public health agencies and reimagine strategies for strengthening these partnerships.

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Upcoming Webinars

Improving Equitable Outcomes for Mothers and Children by Expanding the Doula Workforce  

Join GIH for a recap of these policy actions, and for an exploration of opportunities for philanthropic engagement in the expansion of doula services. Presenters for this webinar include Amy Chen of the National Health Law Program, Jamaica Gilliam of Blaq Birth Circle, Kiana Trabue of bi3, Inc., and Atiya Weiss of The Burke Foundation.

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The Long View: Centering Equity in Your Philanthropic Practice

Join The Rippel Foundation and Grantmakers In Health to hear from philanthropic leaders Tiffany Donelson, President, and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation, and Qiana Thomason, President, and CEO of Health Forward Foundation.

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Advancing State Data Collection on Opioid Treatment

Join this webinar to learn about a national initiative that offers states a core set of metrics to track opioid treatment access and use.

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Upcoming Convenings

GIH Events

Register Today: Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health

Grantmakers In Health, the National Rural Health Association, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce the next Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health meeting on June 2 and 3, 2022.

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2022 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

The 2022 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy will be held June 27-29 virtually and 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.

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2022 Fall Forum

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.

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Associate Program Officer

This position will be working on the implementation of the Foundation’s priorities related to Advocacy, Capacity Building, and Community Solutions, as well as supporting our locally-focused work in nine communities across the state. These responsibilities will include community engagement, relationship building with community partners, reviewing grant proposals, managing active grants, and supporting special projects that advance the Foundation’s work.

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Program Officer (2 openings)

The Foundation is happy to announce two openings for the position of Program Officer. This position is responsible for active community engagement, development and implementation of philanthropic strategies, and reviewing, recommending and managing grants.

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Public Policy Officer

The Foundation is happy to announce the position of Public Policy Officer. This position leads the execution of advocacy initiatives to advance the Foundation’s policy agenda. The position represents the Foundation to multiple external audiences, building and maintaining productive relationships with policymakers, coalitions of advocacy organizations, and other key partners in community to advance the organization’s policy agenda.

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Associate Program Officer, Type 1 Diabetes

The Associate Program Officer will be responsible for substantive programmatic support of the following: review and response to scientific proposals, conducting due diligence for potential grants, managing and writing grant recommendations, monitoring progress of existing grants, keeping up to date on relevant scientific and clinical developments, and supporting new strategy development.

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Associate Program Officer (Living with Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S)

The Type 1 Diabetes Program is looking for two Associate Program Officers who will work closely with the Program Officers who are leading a strategic pillar of the Helmsley Program called “Living with T1D in the United States”. The pillar includes two existing and growing grants portfolios, Modernizing Care and Unlocking Better Outcomes.

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