Creating A Force Multiplier – Why Advocates for Rural Health and Health Equity Should Work Together

Investment in rural communities and in organizations led by people of color is disproportionately low compared to their population size and need. There are relatively small groups of dedicated researchers, advocates, and policymakers committed to progress in each area. Funders can bring these groups together, thereby creating a force multiplier effect that could lead to significant improvements in health for all.

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Pacing Ourselves for the Struggle of a Lifetime

As we head into Fall, let us take a moment to rest, recharge, and to care for one another so that we are prepared to meet the challenges ahead. Let us also remain hopeful, knowing that together we can accomplish anything.

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Education Is Our Passport to A More Just and Equitable Future

The pandemic and ensuing social unrest have led to myriad conversations focused on how to use this moment to create a more equitable health system, rebuild our public health infrastructure, and reimagine police practices. I would encourage us to also consider this moment an opportunity to rethink our educational system, given the strong relationship between education, income, wealth, and health.

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Enough is Enough: It is Time to Get Serious about Eliminating Racial Disparities

Our country has experienced significant upheaval over the last 90 days that raised the collective awareness of inequities in health, work, education, and policing. These changes have led to increased calls for action and offer a pivotal moment to enact meaningful steps towards achieving health equity. We must not squander this opportunity.

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Reopening Is an Opportunity to Rethink and Rebuild

As we reopen our communities and think about long-term recovery plans, we should also consider how to redesign our systems to achieve better health for everyone. Philanthropy has a vital role to play in this process.

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Achieving Health Equity is Possible, and Philanthropy Can Help Lead the Way

Philanthropy has a critical role to play in ensuring that health disparities are acknowledged and addressed during this crisis and throughout the recovery process. Health foundations are uniquely positioned to respond to COVID-19 and can deploy a wide range of resources in their communities.

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Navigating the Impact of COVID-19

Current events are a reminder of how much our world is changing, and how essential it is that we come together to achieve better health at home and around the world.

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Join Us in Welcoming Cara James to Grantmakers In Health

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

Our Accomplishments—and the Challenges Ahead

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

Expanding Access—Mobile Health and Telehealth

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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