GIH Events

Funding Health Advocacy in Turbulent Times: Three Practices to Adopt

Effective health advocacy is not an easy endeavor, but when executed correctly, the results can be game-changing. Health advocates, whether operating through organizations, coalitions, campaigns, or movements, are accustomed to spending long periods of time with no outwardly visible activity or tangible progress, followed by an immediate sense of urgency and action to seize a window of opportunity. In many ways COVID-19 was one of those windows with phrases like health disparities becoming crystal clear to many.

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GIH Events

Promoting Health Equity and Combating Racism Through Health Policy

Not every foundation is comfortable with trying to affect health policy.

Nevertheless, for philanthropies committed to promoting health equity, shaping governmental action at every level is a powerful tool that deserves close examination.

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Transitions

Philanthropy @ Work – Transitions – November 2022

The latest on transitions from the field.

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Reports

Foundation for a Healthy High Point: November 2022

The rate of teen pregnancy in Greater High Point decreased between 2010 and 2020, the rates of pre-term births, low birth-weight babies, and infant mortality increased slightly and remained above the state average, according to the “Healthy Beginnings in Greater High Point” study.

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Reports

Episcopal Health Foundation: November 2022

Key findings from a new statewide survey on social determinants of health say that medical care alone isn’t enough for a person to live a healthy life, so the state should invest more resources to address non-medical factors like unemployment, neighborhood conditions, and housing.

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Reports

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation: November 2022

A new report, “Creating a Robust, Diverse, and Resilient Behavioral Health Workforce in Massachusetts” describes challenges that have put the behavioral health workforce in crisis and outlines seven recommendations.

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Grants and Programs

Philanthropy @ Work – Grants and Programs – November 2022

The latest on grants and programs from the field.

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Cara V. James Interviewed on Rural Matters Podcast: Fostering Healthier Rural Communities

Cara V. James was interviewed by Michael Levin-Epstein on the November 15, 2022 episode of the Rural Matters podcast about GIH’s work to support rural populations, combatting racial and socioeconomic disparities in rural health, philanthropy’s role in closing workforce gaps in rural communities, and more.

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Impact Investing Opportunities to Advance Water, Health, and Equity

A new report from the Environmental Policy Innovation Center and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation outlines ways that philanthropy can use strategic investments to help ensure that drinking water is safe for all.

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