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2020 Call for GIH Board Nominations

Grantmakers In Health (GIH), an educational organization serving staff, executives, and trustees of foundations and corporate giving programs working in the health field, is seeking nominations for its board of directors for terms beginning in March 2021.   

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GIH Events

GIH Fall 2020 Virtual Convenings

To protect the health and well-being of the GIH community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Grantmakers In Health will convene both the Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy and the Fall Forum virtually this year.

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The National Academy for State Health Policy’s COVID-19 Action Center

The National Academy for State Health Policy’s COVID-19 Action Center offers a wealth of information on how states are tracking and responding to the coronavirus pandemic including COVID-19 data collection by race and ethnicity; updates on state testing capacity, contract tracing programs, stay-at-home orders, and re-openings; and Medicaid and CHIP strategies to protect coverage.

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GIH Bulletin

Enough is Enough: It is Time to Get Serious about Eliminating Racial Disparities by Cara James

GIH Bulletin: June 2020

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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.

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GIH Bulletin: May 2020

As we reopen our communities and think about long-term recovery plans, we should also consider how to redesign our systems to achieve better health for everyone. Philanthropy has a vital role to play in this process.

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GIH Bulletin: April 2020

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Philanthropy has a critical role to play in ensuring that health disparities are acknowledged and addressed during this crisis and throughout the recovery process.

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Podcasts

Partnering with Tribal Communities to Improve Nutrition and Food Access

In this podcast, Abigail Echo-Hawk discusses some of the innovations being developed in tribal communities, how disruptions to indigenous food systems influence individual health, and the opportunities for philanthropy to partner with tribal communities. 

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2019 Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecture: Katie M. Keith

Professor Katie M. Keith, a faculty member and researcher at Georgetown University and Health Affairs contributing editor, discusses the current role and impact of health policy litigation. Listen to the podcast of her speech delivered at the seventh annual Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecture at the 2019 GIH Fall Forum.

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2019 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Benet Magnuson

Benet Magnuson of the Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice accepts the 2019 Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy.

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Reports and Surveys

Scan of the Field: Palliative and Serious Illness Care Grantmaking 2019

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.

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Issue Focus by Eileen Salinsky & Kate Treanor

No Time for ‘Business As Usual’: Health Philanthropy Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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Issue Focus by Alison Perencevich

Responding to the Opioid and Drug Overdose Epidemic

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.

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Upcoming Webinars

COVID-19: How Funders Can Support Bereavement and Grief

This webinar is designed to help raise awareness of the intersection of mental health and COVID-19.

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