GIH Blog and News

2020 Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy. The institute, founded by GIH with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a living legacy through which Terrance Keenan’s words and deeds will continue to inspire future leaders in the field.

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GIH Launches the Effective Philanthropy Fund

Earlier this year, GIH launched the Effective Philanthropy Fund to to ensure organizational excellence in policies and practices and build the human capital of foundation staff, senior management, and governing boards.

GIH Events

GIH Announces New Board Members

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is pleased to announce that William Buster, Antony Chiang, Jill Nowak, and Patrick Simpson have been elected to its board of directors.


GIH Bulletin

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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Expanding Access—Mobile Health and Telehealth

GIH Bulletin: October 2019

In September, I delivered a keynote speech at the Annual Mobile Health Clinic Conference of the Mobile Healthcare Association, and the occasion was an opportunity for me to learn more about the contributions of mobile clinics to population health and the delivery of safety-net services.

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Reflecting on the Annual Conference

GIH Bulletin: September 2019

With this year’s annual conference being my last as GIH’s President and CEO, I would like to share a few personal reflections on the evolution of this gathering—which is still health philanthropy’s largest!—and its value to us and to 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

2019 Year In Review

2019 Year in Review

Over 35 Years of helping Funders of all assets, interests, and sizes learn, connect, and grow.

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Making Their Mark: America’s Health Conversion Foundations (Cover)

Making Their Mark: America’s Health Conversion Foundations

Making Their Mark provides a holistic view of 14 health conversion foundations that goes beyond data. Based on in-person interviews with foundation staff, trustees, and other stakeholders, it highlights each foundation’s distinct character and priorities. The main report explores the important connection between conversion foundations and the communities they serve, outlines the strategies they use to create impact, and identifies their relative strengths, as well as the challenges they face. The accompanying profiles spotlight each foundation’s history and grantmaking, and introduce the passionate staff and trustees leading the work.

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Issue Focus by Ann McMillan Nov 2019

Telehealth: Connecting People to Care

Whether because of geographic distance in rural areas, being homebound at a residence, a shortage of health care professionals, or lack of transportation, there are a variety of reasons why a consumer might not be able to connect to their health care. Much work has been done to develop solutions to those problems, particularly using approaches that transcend traditional clinical models. Telehealth is one such solution that is gaining traction at an ever-increasing rate.

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Upcoming Webinars

Supporting Children and Families through Father-Friendly Initiatives

Research has shown that positive father involvement leads to improved birth outcomes for mothers and infants, as well as greater academic success, increased self-esteem, improved ability to manage stress, and more positive social behavior in children across developmental stages.

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Roles for Funders in Supporting Community Resource Referral Platforms

Many health care organizations are beginning to screen patients for needs related to the social determinants of health and are seeking to establish referral relationships with community partners in order to address these needs.

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