- Wednesday, March 2, 2011
- Friday, March 4, 2011
- Event Category:
- Past Meetings
- Event Tags:
- Access, Advocacy Strategies, Behavioral Health, Children and Families, Civic Engagement, Governance and Operations, Health Equity, Healthy Eating and Active Living, Integrative Health, Older Adults, Oral Health, Quality
Los Angeles, California
The 2011 Grantmakers In Health (GIH) Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy Creating a Healthier Future for Our Kids, Families, and Communities challenged grantmakers to envision a healthier future for children, families, and communities by working on many fronts: creating communities that support healthy choices, promoting healthy behaviors; improving access to physical and behavioral health services; building a safe, equitable, and value-based system of care; and turning knowledge into practice. Health and well-being are shaped by complex and interrelated forces. Knowing this, how can we ensure our communities are healthy places to live? And how do we work collectively to reach this goal? Today, it is more important than ever for grantmakers to take action, create change, and achieve better health for all.
Register by February 4 to avoid late fees.
Registration fees are $675 for GIH Funding Partners and $1,150 for non-Funding Partners. Register on-line or by fax using the registration form below.
Registration forms can also be mailed to:
GIH 2011 Registration
c/o Executive Events
4665 Nautilus Court, Suite 502
Boulder, CO 80301
J.W. Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live
900 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Figueroa Hotel (across from the J.W. Marriott)
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles
Luxe Hotel City Center
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS– PLENARY SESSIONS
A New Paradigm for Fitness and Public Health,Wednesday, March 2, 3:30 p.m.
Antronette Yancey works tirelessly through her research, teaching, and writing to improve the nation’s health through chronic disease and obesity prevention, and physical activity promotion. A member of the Board of Directors of Partnership for a Healthier America, the nonprofit guiding and supporting First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative, Dr. Yancey is committed to fighting the threat posed by childhood obesity to the health of our children and of our nation. Her book Instant Recess presents a new paradigm for fitness and public health that promises vitality, well-being, and a greater sense of community.
Meeting the Challenges for a Healthier Future in Tough Economic Times, Thursday, March 3, 8:30 a.m.
This is a time filled with incredible opportunities and unprecedented challenges. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) places intense demands on both federal and state government at a time of shrinking budgets and continued economic hardship. And, with all its promise, we know the ACA alone will not lead to health improvement across our communities and nation. Diana S. Dooley, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, will reflect on the leadership challenge, which tests both public officials and health funders, of balancing the demands of bringing the ACA to life while furthering efforts to strengthen prevention and population health.
The Promise of Urban Young People, Friday, March 4, 9:30 a.m.
Robert Lewis, Jr., the newly appointed vice president for program at The Boston Foundation, is a seasoned civic, community, and nonprofit leader who has been described as an “outstanding agent for change on behalf of young people.” A product of Boston’s public housing projects, he has directed the city’s largest youth and human service agency and numerous community organizations. He coaches a wildly popular baseball league that has served thousands of teens and spends a lot of time in the city’s neighborhoods with young people.
Mr. Lewis has been widely honored for his commitment to Boston and to the youth of the city. Of his role as a philanthropist, Mr. Lewis has said, “We can’t just be good at this work. We have to be great at it. We dare to use the word ‘impact’ because at the end of the day, our grantmaking and civic leadership should build bridges, change lives, and change communities. Impact is our legacy.
Click here to read about the wide range of breakout sessions being offered at the annual meeting.