This GIH Issue Focus describes the methods and strategies of youth mentoring programs, research findings on program effectiveness, and foundation support of youth mentoring programs.
This GIH Issue Focus makes the case for funding in prevention and women’s health and describes approaches being taken by grantmakers.
As our population ages, and the need for long-term care services grows, issues surrounding the quality of care, as well as the quality of life, will become increasingly important. Based on a recent GIH Issue Dialogue, this Issue Focus explores ways in which grantmakers can partner with policymakers, health care professionals, advocacy groups, and patients and their families to improve the quality of long-term care.
This GIH Issue Focus recaps a preconference session at the GIH Annual Meeting, in which Sue Bunting (Foundation for Seacoast Health), Ed Meehan (The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust), and Patricia O’Connor (The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) addressed the role of foundations in communities.
This Issue Brief, based on a May 2000 Issue Dialogue, begins by documenting disparities for six health conditions targeted by the federal government and explores some of the underlying causes of health disparities. The report presents examples of philanthropic strategies, as well as federal and state initiatives, and offers conclusions about the challenges foundations are likely to face in working to eliminate health disparities.
Childhood immunizations are one of the greatest public health achievements in modern times. Questions, however, have been raised about the value and safety of specific vaccines – underscoring the need for balanced, accurate information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.