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Cara James

Grantmakers In Health Appoints Dr. Cara V. James President and CEO

The Grantmakers In Health Board of Directors has has named Dr. Cara V. James, Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), its next President and Chief Executive Officer.

Views from the Field by Bob Atkins & Dan Hart

Principles for Engaging Youth as Partners to Build Healthier Communities

One way to tackle today’s upstream health challenges and create tomorrow’s civically-engaged residents is to make youth part of the solution.


GIH Bulletin

Ned Calonge: Join us in welcoming Cara James to GIH

GIH Bulletin: January/February 2020

Last week, Grantmakers In Health announced that Cara James has been selected as the organization’s fourth President and CEO. We are thrilled to welcome her to the GIH family.

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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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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

Issue Focus by Eileen Salinsky

Data-Driven Approaches to Achieving Health Equity

GIH convened grantmakers to explore innovative ways to use data to advance health equity. Read the actionable guidance for these efforts that emerged from the meeting’s proceedings.

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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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Upcoming Webinars

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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Policy Opportunities to Advance Palliative Care in States

Join us to learn how grantmakers can utilize these new tools and resources and discuss the practical strategies philanthropy can use to advance access to palliative care in their states and communities.

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Supporting Sustainable Networks of Community Based Organizations to Improve Health

This webinar will explore early learnings from the ARCH initiative’s efforts, including emerging payment models, challenges encountered, and promising practices.

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