Views from the Field by TKI Fellows

The Moment to Transform Health Philanthropy Is Here

Moving towards sustained and authentic relationship-building with community partners requires that we examine and shift away from practices, policies, and behaviors that prioritize the transactional components of grantmaking. To do this, we must acknowledge and confront power where it lies within our foundations and work at all levels of the organization to truly make this shift.

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Views from the field by Paula Schneider

Achieving Health Equity is a Key Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

Fifteen years ago, I heard the words no one wants to hear—I had breast cancer. Even so, I was lucky in that I had comprehensive health insurance, access to some of the best doctors, and could afford out-of-pocket costs. At Susan G. Komen, we know that not everyone is as fortunate.

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Views from the field by Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter

What Will Our Philanthropic Racial Equity Legacy Be?

I have worked in philanthropy for over a decade—and believe we are at a pivotal time in our field’s history when taking action for equity is our only option in our quest for a just future.

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Views from the field by Chiara Smith

The Illusion of Inclusive Workspaces and the Psychological Safety of BIPOC Colleagues

When thinking about equity and justice, funders should ask themselves if we are operating from an authentically inclusive space—or under the illusion of inclusion.

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Views from the field by Tc Duong

Say What You Want – Putting Racial Equity Front and Center in COVID-19 Funding

It is undeniable that violence, threats of violence, and discrimination contribute to toxic stress and social isolation on a community level—and these factors are connected to negative health outcomes.

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One Year Later

For us, 2020 was defined by two watershed moments: the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the day the world learned George Floyd’s name. More than a year later, here is what we have learned.

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Views from the field by Edgar Villanueva

Funding Justice is the Only Path to a More Equitable Future

Our philanthropic giving shapes both our leaders and our future. Investing in racial justice is the only strategy to get to a more just world.

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Tracking Health Policy Trends in Texas

The Episcopal Health Foundation recently released the latest Texas Health Policy Poll Report, a statewide public opinion survey that gathers Texans’ opinions on a variety of important state health policy issues. Our objective is to use the poll findings to inform the discussion on state health policy priorities.

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Making Data Accessible for Small Communities

Just as health disparities disadvantage people of color and those of less financial means or educational attainment, so does data inaccessibility. Launched in 2018, the City Health Dashboard addresses the problem of data inaccessibility for cities and communities.

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From Hate to Health

It is undeniable that violence, threats of violence, and discrimination contribute to toxic stress and social isolation on a community level—and these factors are connected to negative health outcomes.

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