GIH Blog and News

Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

A new KHN analysis finds that in the 16 states that have released data by race, white residents are being vaccinated at significantly higher rates than Black residents.

Survey: Attitudes, Views and Values around Health, Equity and Race Amid COVID-19

Health, Equity, and Race during COVID-19

New findings from a national, ongoing poll show that the pandemic has not demonstrably shifted views on the connection between race and health among those most affected by COVID-19, despite communities of color and those with lower incomes being hit the hardest.

Views from the field by Patrick McNamara & Abigail Goodwin

Transforming Communities Through the Social Determinants of Health

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.


GIH Bulletin

GIH Bulletin: January 2021

Events over the last year put a spotlight on the significant health, economic, and social disparities in our country. In the few days that have elapsed in 2021, that spotlight has focused in on the division our country faces, fueled by mistrust.

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Post-Election Philanthropy

GIH Bulletin: November/December 2020


GIH is continuing to organize several post-election calls for health funders, as we have done in previous years. Join us on November 30 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern for Post-Election Discussion: Moving Forward on Health Care to gain key insights into the prospects for increasing health care access, advancing health equity, and improving the delivery system. In addition, check out these resources from our Philanthropy Support Partners…

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GIH Bulletin: October 2020


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.

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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

2020 Year in Review

In an unprecedented year, the GIH commitment to help funders learn, connect, and grow took new and reimagined shape. Read more and revisit this year’s publications, webinars, and resources in the 2020 GIH Year in Review.

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Creating New Connections: How Philanthropy Can Support Better Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs

By presenting a range of approaches, large and small, this report can assist funders of all types and sizes to view their work through the lens of complex care.

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Issue Focus by Rana Suliman

Funder Strategies to Support Oral Health Care Access and Equity

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.

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Upcoming Webinars and Calls

Impacts of Rising Uninsured Rates and COVID-19 on Latino Children and Families

Join this webinar for an overview of the health coverage status of Latino children and families, including opportunities to support and advocate for this vulnerable population.

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