2021 Fall Forum Lauren LeRoy Lecture

In 2012, Grantmakers In Health established the Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecture series in honor of former GIH President and CEO Lauren LeRoy and her commitment to increasing communication between the worlds of philanthropy and policy. This year, join us to hear from Dr. Alice Huan-mei Chen, Chief Medical Officer of Covered California.

View Details and Recordings →

Advancing State Data Collection on Opioid Treatment

This webinar learned about a national initiative launched by the Pew Charitable Trusts that offers states a core set of metrics to track opioid treatment access and use. Presenters described how better data collection can target critically needed progress and discuss the role philanthropy can play in these efforts.

View Details and Recordings →

Caring for Our Health Care Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities for Philanthropy

Join this webinar to better understand the landscape of health care workforce needs, discuss the strategies that attendees are currently engaged in, and highlight the ways philanthropy can build on existing state and federal efforts to ensure a comprehensive response.

View Details and Recordings →

Improving Equitable Outcomes for Mothers and Children by Expanding the Doula Workforce  

Leaders in the field discussed policy actions and explored opportunities for philanthropic engagement in the expansion of doula services.

View Details and Recordings →

Connections to Nature and Green Spaces: A Path to Health Equity

During this webinar, we discussed the benefits of green spaces and strategies being employed to equitably expand access to communities of color.

View Details and Recordings →

Trends in Routine Vaccination and Preventive Services for Children

A robust conversation was held on evidence to date about missed immunizations and well-child visits, gaps in data, and implications for children’s health and public health.

View Details and Recordings →

Building an Integrated Behavioral Health Workforce for Children and Families

Participants explored multi-year initiatives that build the capacity of community health centers to deliver high-quality, evidence-informed, trauma-responsive, integrated behavioral health care to children and adolescents.

View Details and Recordings →

Reinforcing the Safety Net: Ensuring the Future of 340B

This webinar focused on the critical role the 340B Drug Pricing Program plays in financing health services in the United States.

View Details and Recordings →

Addressing the Urgency of Youth Mental Health

This webinar explored issues our youth are facing and uplifting ways that philanthropy can take action to support youth mental health, especially in ways that are culturally responsive and center collective healing.

View Details and Recordings →

Philanthropic Action for Children’s Health Equity

Nemours Children’s Health and Grantmakers In Health cosponsored convening where health funders explored how best to align efforts with federal partners and other grantmaking institutions across the country. Participants considered collective and strategic actions designed to improve health equity for children, families, and communities.

View Details and Recordings →

Disability Justice: What Funders Can Do to Address Disparities, Equity, and Health

This webinar explored innovative measures to address how philanthropy can advance disability justice and how grassroots organizations are helping to change the national dialogue on disability, health equity, and race.

View Details and Recordings →

CEO Working Group on Access and Coverage Call

Leaders in the field discussed the challenges this presents to states, and explore the strategies state officials and consumer advocates are designing to promote coverage retention.

View Details and Recordings →

40 Years and Future Focused: Introduction of GIH’s New Strategic Plan

Grantmakers In Health was created nearly 40 years ago. In the four decades since then, much has changed in the world related to philanthropy, policy, health care, and our understanding of health and wellness. GIH President Cara James provides a first look at GIH’s new strategic plan.

View Details and Recordings →

Rural Health Care Workforce: Urgent Challenges and Promising Opportunities

This webinar started with an update on rural health care workforce challenges and opportunities which led to an in-depth discussion about philanthropy’s engagement in filling gaps and supporting communities.

View Details and Recordings →

Racial Inequities in Medical Debt: Causes and Potential Solutions

This discussion covered viewpoints on the problem of medical debt, the people most at risk, and potential points of engagement for philanthropy.

View Details and Recordings →

Legislative Opportunities to Increase Health Care Access and Coverage

This webinar discussed the key features of the American Rescue Plan Act and the Build Back Better framework—which include extending marketplace subsidies, addressing the Medicaid coverage gap, providing funding for clinics and health centers, supporting consumer assistance and enforcement, funding reinsurance and affordability programs—and discussed philanthropy’s opportunity to engage in the resulting work in communities across the country.

View Details and Recordings →

Equitable and Sustainable Children’s Oral Health Services in the Carolinas

A robust conversation was held about an exciting effort to expand oral health services to rural and underserved communities in North and South Carolina, through a school-based model supported by three foundations and their state partners.

View Details and Recordings →

Standing Together: Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Relief Funds and Immigrant Communities

This webinar featured a dive into the findings and a discussion on how foundations can prepare for future relief efforts.

View Details and Recordings →

Rural Health Leadership Group

During this fourth conversation in the GIH leadership series on rural health, we learned about key resources available for rural communities through the American Rescue Plan. Including large federal funding programs that are seeking applications, or will be rolled out in coming months.

View Details and Recordings →

Elevating Equity in Children and Families Grantmaking

In this on-demand webinar, participants will hear about one funder’s efforts to ensure that all families have access to the resources they need to raise thriving children, with a health equity lens at the center of their internal and external work.

View Details and Recordings →

Upcoming Events on Access

2023 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

We are excited to announce that the 2023 GIH annual conference: Advancing Philanthropy’s Commitment to the Long Game, will be held on June 7 – 9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Hilton Minneapolis.

Register and Learn More →