Shyaam Subramanian

Advocacy in an Election Year

As elections approach, foundations across the country are considering how to best raise awareness of issues ranging from health equity and climate change to immigration reform and criminal justice.Health foundations tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code—which includes both private foundations and community foundations—must comply with IRS rules requiring 501(c)(3) organizations to remain nonpartisan

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Views from the Field by Bob Atkins & Dan Hart

Principles for Engaging Youth as Partners to Build Healthier Communities

One way to tackle today’s upstream health challenges and create tomorrow’s civically-engaged residents is to make youth part of the solution.

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Small Business: Philanthropy’s Untapped Opportunity to Advance Health and Equity

Small Business: Philanthropy’s Untapped Opportunity to Advance Health and Equity

Over the last year, Public Private Strategies conducted research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to better understand opportunities for philanthropy to engage small business in advancing a “Culture of Health” and to uncover ways to effectively and efficiently engage small business

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Rethink Outside: Telling a New Story about Healthier Communities

Rethink Outside: Telling a New Story about Healthier Communities

As a philanthropy-serving organization that focuses on expanding investments to advance environmental literacy and connect people to nature, Blue Sky Funders Forum seeks to bridge silos and unite funders who share the belief that the benefits of meaningful time spent outdoors lead to stronger and healthier people, communities, and ecosystems.

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Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

There is a widespread and dangerous popular misconception that permeates our society that aging and despair—and even depression—go hand in hand. One of the most drastic consequences of such marginalization is the resultant isolation and feelings of burdensomeness that, when exacerbated with key risk factors, may drive suicide in older adults.

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Tackling the Challenge of American Health Coverage

Tackling the Challenge of American Health Coverage

Foundations deserve tremendous credit for helping millions of families in America obtain basic access to health care. It started with children. Soon after Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Kennedy (D-MA) passed the Children’s Health Insurance Program in 1997, foundations across America helped policymakers develop and implement innovative strategies to enroll eligible children.

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Join the Age-Friendly Health Systems Movement

Join the Age-Friendly Health Systems Movement

The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative is an opportunity to build, together, more effective health systems that reliably deliver on the promise of better care for older adults.

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A New JEDI Force: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

A New JEDI Force: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Farming the road is a mindset that closes that thousand-mile gap in the Eisenhower quote and allows funders to fully support rural communities as equal partners in the quest toward better health and brighter futures.

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Farming the Road: Working with Rural Communities

Farming the Road: Working with Rural Communities

Farming the road is a mindset that closes that thousand-mile gap in the Eisenhower quote and allows funders to fully support rural communities as equal partners in the quest toward better health and brighter futures.

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Including People with Disabilities in the Good You Are Doing

Including People with Disabilities in the Good You Are Doing

As philanthropy works to solve upstream and immediate challenges to health, people with disabilities are a key group whose health and accessibility needs should be taken into consideration.

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