GIH Blog and News

Views from the field by Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter

What Will Our Philanthropic Racial Equity Legacy Be?

I have worked in philanthropy for over a decade—and believe we are at a pivotal time in our field’s history when taking action for equity is our only option in our quest for a just future.

Views from the field by Chiara Smith

The Illusion of Inclusive Workspaces and the Psychological Safety of BIPOC Colleagues

When thinking about equity and justice, funders should ask themselves if we are operating from an authentically inclusive space—or under the illusion of inclusion.

Views from the field by Tc Duong

Say What You Want – Putting Racial Equity Front and Center in COVID-19 Funding

It is undeniable that violence, threats of violence, and discrimination contribute to toxic stress and social isolation on a community level—and these factors are connected to negative health outcomes.


GIH Bulletin

GIH Bulletin: April 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act provides $1.9 trillion in programs and tax policies across nearly all sectors of government to provide relief to individuals, families, communities, and states. There are several ways in which philanthropy can help to minimize the risk that we squander this opportunity to strengthen our communities.

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GIH Bulletin: March 2021

The road ahead will require continued action and collaboration on complex and challenging issues—and we must apply the lessons of the past year to maximize our chances of building a more just and equitable future.

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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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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

Funder Toolkit on Climate, Health, and Equity

To help health funders meet this critical moment, GIH partnered with seven philanthropy support organizations to develop a funder toolkit on climate, health, and equity. The toolkit offers an overview of the current funding landscape, hubs of collaboration, and resources available by issue focus, geographical region, and impacted populations.

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Climate Change, Health, and Equity: Action Steps for Health Philanthropy

Climate change is one of the biggest health and equity issues of our time. The scale of climate change can be daunting, and some may think of the issue as the sole responsibility of federal, state, local, and tribal governments—however, philanthropy has an essential role to play.

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Gun Violence Prevention Infographic

Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States, with approximately 120,000 Americans injured or killed by guns each year. GIH surveyed our Funding Partners in September 2020 to explore investments in gun violence prevention. The survey results have been compiled into a one-page summary infographic.

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Upcoming Webinars and Calls

Making Healthy School Food Accessible: Key Lessons from the Pandemic

Join us for a discussion of the challenges school meal programs are facing due to the pandemic, key lessons learned, and roles grantmakers can play to ensure that schools and communities are equipped for success.

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Supporting Seriously Ill Elders in the COVID Era

Join us for a practical discussion of the lessons learned from the pandemic, examples of best and promising practices and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, and what funders of all levels of experience serving these populations can do to make a difference.

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Investing in Transformative Change: Helping States and Communities Align and Deploy Federal Funds

Join this webinar, featuring Jeffrey Levi of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, to learn more about the scale, scope, and distribution of federal COVID funding and explore how health funders are seeking to inform, influence, and facilitate forward-thinking investment decisions.

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