The Network for Public Health Law: COVID-19: State and Local Government Actions to Address Housing Insecurity

Monday, April 6, at 1:00 p.m. EST This webinar hosted by the Network for Public Health Law will review the actions taken by the federal government to prevent foreclosure and by state and local governments to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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An Update from GIH on Our Annual Conference

Due to recent COVID-19 developments, Grantmakers In Health (GIH) has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, scheduled for June 17-19 in Minneapolis.

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What States Preparing for Opioid Lawsuit Funds Can Learn from Tobacco Settlements

ClearWay Minnesota shares their tobacco settlement experience, lessons learned, and recommendations for stakeholders to consider as opioid lawsuits are resolved.

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SAMHSA Resources on COVID-19

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is compiling resources and guidance for individuals, providers, communities, and states on responding to behavioral health needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Use the GIH Health Philanthropy Search Tool to Find Out How Peer Funders are Addressing COVID-19

Did you know you can search all of the websites of GIH Funding Partners and Philanthropy Support Partners by using GIH’s Health Philanthropy Search tool? Try searching “COVID-19” to learn more about how your peer funders are responding to the crisis. Check out the most current list of GIH Funding Partners and Philanthropy Support Partners here to see organization websites included…

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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: New models estimating predicted health service utilization and deaths for COVID-19

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent population health research center at the University of Washington, has developed models forecasting COVID-19 impact on hospital bed-days, ICU-days, ventilator days, and deaths by U.S. state in the next four months.

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The Commonwealth Fund: What Are States Doing to Ensure Coverage for COVID-19?

The Commonwealth Fund’s new interactive map, created by Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, summarizes what actions each state is taking to expand coverage of key services beyond the minimum federal standard which requires that health insurance plans, including employer plans, waive cost-sharing for services associated with COVID-19 testing.

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Missouri Foundation for Health Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Missouri Foundation for Health has committed $15 million to statewide COVID-19 health and prevention efforts. Given their critical nature to the health safety net, the Foundation has provided an initial $7 million in support to federally qualified health centers and community mental health centers across Missouri. Read more

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Milbank Memorial Fund: The Impact of COVID-19’s Closure of Meal Sites on Older Adults

This Milbank Memorial Fund blog post explores the impact of COVID-19 on access to group meals provided through a federal–state nutrition program for older adults. It also calls for a coordinated national effort with more federal resources and flexibility for states to develop short- and long-term plans.

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