GIH Blog and News

The Network for Public Health Law: COVID-19: State and Local Government Actions to Address Housing Insecurity

Monday, April 6, at 1:00 p.m. EST This webinar hosted by the Network for Public Health Law will review the actions taken by the federal government to prevent foreclosure and by state and local governments to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GIH Events

An Update from GIH on Our Annual Conference

Due to recent COVID-19 developments, Grantmakers In Health (GIH) has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, scheduled for June 17-19 in Minneapolis.


What States Preparing for Opioid Lawsuit Funds Can Learn from Tobacco Settlements

ClearWay Minnesota shares their tobacco settlement experience, lessons learned, and recommendations for stakeholders to consider as opioid lawsuits are resolved.


GIH Bulletin

GIH Bulletin: March 2020

Current events are a reminder of how much our world is changing, and how essential it is that we come together to achieve better health at home and around the world. As I am settling into my new role, my top priorities are to ensure the health and safety of my GIH colleagues and provide support for the many organizations that make up the field of health philanthropy during this challenging time.

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Ned Calonge: Join us in welcoming Cara James to GIH

GIH Bulletin: January/February 2020

Last week, Grantmakers In Health announced that Cara James has been selected as the organization’s fourth President and CEO. We are thrilled to welcome her to the GIH family.

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From the president Faith Nov 2019

GIH Bulletin: November/December 2019

In November 2012, I was named President and CEO of GIH. Shortly afterward, I described the opening phases of what I called GIH 3.0, a term I chose because I was GIH’s third president. GIH 3.0 built on the past accomplishments of the organization, while positioning it to continue being a relevant and high-quality resource for the field.

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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

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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Issue Focus by Eileen Salinsky

Data-Driven Approaches to Achieving Health Equity

GIH convened grantmakers to explore innovative ways to use data to advance health equity. Read the actionable guidance for these efforts that emerged from the meeting’s proceedings.

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2019 Year In Review

2019 Year in Review

This 2019 Year in Review highlights the work of GIH to help funders of all assets, interests, and sizes learn, connect, and grow.

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Upcoming Webinars

Supporting Sustainable Networks of Community Based Organizations to Improve Health

This webinar will explore early learnings from the ARCH initiative’s efforts, including emerging payment models, challenges encountered, and promising practices.

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Creating Healthy Opportunities in North Carolina

Join this webinar to learn more about North Carolina’s experiences implementing the initiative and the role of health funders in supporting the success of this groundbreaking work.

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Germs that Won’t Diet: The Power of Procurement to Minimize Antibiotic Resistance in Food Production

Join this webinar which will focus on the Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use standard and the public procurement initiative known as the Good Food Purchasing Program.

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