The Census Subgroup and Funders Census Initiative have surveyed their funder networks to document how philanthropic institutions and the organizations they support are adjusting their work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blue Shield of California Foundation Commits $6.8 Million to Support Californians Hit Hardest by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Blue Shield of California Foundation today announced $6.8 million in grants to help Californians who, due to economic insecurity, heightened risk of domestic violence, or fear due to immigration status, face the greatest health risks in the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in these grants is also $1M to help launch the California Immigrant Resilience Fund, a…
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has committed $2 million in funding to support COVID-19 response and relief efforts throughout New York State. Grants will include contributions to numerous regional response funds, as well as support for statewide and local efforts to address emerging health care and public health needs in the wake of the pandemic….
The Network for Public Health Law: COVID-19: State and Local Government Actions to Address Housing Insecurity
This webinar hosted by the Network for Public Health Law reviewed actions taken by the federal government to prevent foreclosure and by state and local governments to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.