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The Unseen Provider: COVID-19 Reveals the Hidden Link between Correctional and Community Care

COVID-19 has had disproportionate impact on justice-involved people because health and justice systems maintain discrete siloes due to longstanding policies. These policies create structural barriers to an integrated response to people living at the intersection of these two systems. Focusing resources in this overlooked area provides an excellent opportunity for a return on investment for grantmakers seeking to make impactful change.

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Transitions

Philanthropy @ Work – Transitions – September 2021

The latest on transitions from the field.

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Reports

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative: September 2021

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (ECFC) developed the Championing Equity for Children in Our Communities Toolkit which will help funders understand the makeup of their communities and in turn, provide greater support for the children in immigrant families who comprise them.

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GIH Bulletin

GIH Bulletin: August 2021

Health care conversion foundations bring substantial resources to communities throughout the country. GIH’s 2021 Update from the Field infographic offers a fresh look at this important sector within health philanthropy.

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GIH Bulletin: June/July 2021

Moving towards sustained and authentic relationship-building with community partners requires that we examine and shift away from practices, policies, and behaviors that prioritize the transactional components of grantmaking. To do this, we must acknowledge and confront power where it lies within our foundations and work at all levels of the organization to truly make this shift.

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GIH Bulletin: May 2021

If we are truly committed to a better world, life should not return to normal for any of us. It is against this backdrop that we will come together for GIH’s Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy from June 8-11.

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Podcasts

Viewing Rural Health, Education, and Business Through an Equity Lens (Part 1)

GIH has partnered with Rural Matters–a biweekly podcast about rural education, business, and health–to produce a series on rural health and philanthropy entitled, Viewing Rural Health, Education, and Business Through an Equity Lens.

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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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Reports and Surveys

Issue Focus by Eileen Salinsky

Public Private Partnerships to Strengthen the Public Health Infrastructure

How strong is your organization’s relationship with local health departments in the communities you serve? Do you view governmental public health as an essential partner? How can you best increase and improve support for state and local public health departments? What types of investments are most likely to yield transformative change? As the future of public health hangs in the balance, philanthropic organizations must renew their commitment to governmental public health agencies and reimagine strategies for strengthening these partnerships.

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Update from the Field: Results of Grantmakers In Health’s 2021 Review of Health Care Conversion Foundations

GIH’s Update from the Field: Results of Grantmakers In Health’s 2021 Review of Health Care Conversion Foundations documents the continued growth and evolution of this important sector within health philanthropy. This article and foundation directory highlight the growing diversity of the field and provide benchmarking data on more than 300 foundations.

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Update from the Field: Results of Grantmakers In Health’s 2021 Review of Health Care Conversion Foundations Infographic

GIH’s 2021 Update from the Field infographic offers a fresh look at this important sector within health philanthropy, documenting its continued growth. It also explores the origins, tax-exempt status, asset size, and geographic diversity of conversion foundations.

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Upcoming Webinars

Engaging Faith Communities to Improve the Health and Well-being of Communities of Color

Join us to learn how the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), by partnering with AARP and others, has worked with faith leaders and community-based organizations in Louisville, Kentucky to build trust in the health care system and improve health outcomes.

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Preparing for the End of the Public Health Emergency: State Strategies for Coverage Retention

Join this webinar to hear an overview of the key coverage retention issues that states will face at the end of the federal public health emergency and learn about strategies states are designing to protect coverage.

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Advancing Social Connections for All

Join us for a discussion about how philanthropic leaders can support the redesign of community-level systems to advance meaningful social connections.

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