GIH Blog and News
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.
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.
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.
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.Read More →
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.
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.
Reports and Surveys
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.
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.
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.