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.

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

This webinar helped participants 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CEO Working Group on Access and Coverage Quarterly Call

Grantmakers In Health convened the CEO Working Group on Access and Coverage to strategize about philanthropy’s role in addressing challenging topics.

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Preparing for the End of the Public Health Emergency: State Strategies for Coverage Retention

This webinar explored the key issues that states will face at the end of the PHE and strategies that are being designed to ensure families no longer eligible for Medicaid will not go uninsured.

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Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health

Grantmakers In Health, the National Rural Health Association, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were pleased to convene the Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health meeting on June 2 and 3, 2022.

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2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Virtual Crisis Care: Rural Innovation to Mental Health Crisis Response

This Quick Take will provide the nuts and bolts of how one state is piloting a statewide program to give rural law enforcement officers immediate access to mental health professionals using technology.

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2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Advancing Health Equity for the Homebound

Older adults who are homebound are often socially isolated, have unmet care needs, and suffer high mortality—and being homebound is not uncommon. In 2011, data showed that more older adults were homebound than living in nursing homes. This Quick Take will highlight the epidemiology and characteristics of homebound older adults, a population often invisible to society, and discuss why funders should include the homebound in their efforts to advance health care equity.

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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Embedding Rural Issues in Equity Conversations

Tim Putnam, Chief Executive Officer of Margaret Mary Health, and Justin Maxson, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture discuss embedding rural issues into equity conversations, in a conversation moderated by Nashville Health Founder and Chairman, Senator Bill Frist.

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Upcoming Events on Access and Quality

Funder Meetup: Older Americans Act Reauthorization Updates

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) and Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) have been hard at work since launching our collaboration last fall to mobilize funder support for the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA). Join this virtual briefing for an update on our activities, the latest intel on the OAA reauthorization, and a preview of upcoming opportunities to learn about and influence aging funding and policy.

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Roundtable Discussion for Health Funders’ Policy Staff

Join this informal roundtable discussion to connect with your peers, explore pressing issues, and share your experiences to advance policy change.  

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Better Health for All: The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Health Equity – Introductory Webinar

Are you interested in learning about the current challenges in health philanthropy and social justice? Do you want to ensure authentic community engagement in your initiatives? Join us for this special virtual series and uncover how we can collectively move towards an inclusive approach to health philanthropy.

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