- National Housing Center
1201 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
The 2023 Grantmakers In Health (GIH) Fall Forum provided policy-engaged funders with information on current issues, access to leading thinkers, and connections with grantmaking peers. This year’s theme was Feeding Hearts and Minds: Food as Medicine, Divided Media, and Implications for Public Policy.
Drawing on GIH’s new policy agenda and recognizing that policy not only occurs in Congress but in federal agencies and at state and local levels, we addressed timely policy topics, including: the Medicaid unwinding, Medicare Advantage, the Farm Bill reauthorization, and Food as Medicine. We also discussed how our current information ecosystem—which is characterized by the simultaneous rise of social media and the decline of local media—is eroding trust in health institutions and public health officials and inhibiting our nation’s ability to address critical health needs and eliminate disparities.
Throughout the conference, we highlighted opportunities for philanthropic action, public-private partnerships, and policy change to promote better health for all through more equitable health systems and a healthier information ecosystem. Over 150 participants joined us for the chance to discuss these important topics, network with policy makers and other funders, and identify opportunities for collaboration.