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Case Study Examines Early Learnings in Using Medicaid Payments for Food is Medicine

A new resource commissioned by the Fair Food Network examines the early learnings from the Healthy Opportunities Pilots effort in North Carolina to use federal 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver funding to scale and sustain community-based implementation of a combination of produce prescription programs, medically tailored meal programs, and nutrition education.

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NCRP Climate Justice and Just Transition Campaign

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) recently announced their multi-year campaign to get grantmakers to invest more in grassroots climate solutions. NCRP’s latest online journal features several articles on the climate justice and just transition campaign.

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Birth Equity Funders’ Summit: 2022 Report

The 2022 Birth Equity Funders’ Summit brought together over 100 funders in person and 35 virtually to reflect on the role of philanthropy in reducing racial disparities in birth outcomes and identify opportunities to better collaborate and align in service of this goal. This report serves as an overview of the event, as well as offers key takeaways and practical recommendations for funders.

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Building Community Power to Improve Climate Resilience and Health Equity: Learning What It Takes

Over the past decade, many health foundations have shifted from funding specific programs to addressing social determinants of health by supporting policy and systems change strategies Abundant research has demonstrated that low-income communities of color face structural barriers to health that more affluent white communities do not, ranging from access to healthy food to stable housing and clean air. These differences in community conditions didn’t happen by accident—they are the result of intentional policy decisions over generations that apportioned resources and opportunities along racial and ethnic lines.

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Requests for Proposals

Maternal Mental Health Equity Fund: November 2023

MMHEF will be investing in a national cohort of organizations and leaders from within communities—and across the country—who are delivering models of care that are built in and by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Proposals are due by Friday, January 12, 2024

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Requests for Proposals

Health Leads: November 2023

Leaders of U.S. community-based organizations are encouraged to apply and participate in our 10-week Makers Residency. Participants will receive funding, coaching, resources, peer support and connection, and technical assistance. Applications are due by Friday, January 5, 2024.

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Lessons from an Equity Toolkit Workshop: Facilitator Perspective on Participatory Engagement

The Blue Shield of California Foundation is a long-time multisector collaborative funder with a health equity focus. Increasingly, we find that multisector collaboratives are a powerful vehicle to change systems toward racial equity. We heard from our partners and grantees a strong need for tools and resources that provide several outcomes: to establish equity at the collaborative level, to outline an arc of learning to help place a collaborative on an equity spectrum, and to provide tools to help collaboratives move deeper into equity. To support this work, the Equity in Collaboration Toolkit was developed in partnership with Cristobal Consulting. Its goal is to help multisector collaboratives see where they are taking concrete actions to center equity—and where they are not—through an embedded equity assessment.an embedded equity assessment.

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Reports

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts: October 2023

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts released the 5 Years of Accelerating Solutions report that outlines the foundation’s initial years of impactful grantmaking. The foundation has awarded 100 grants totaling $39 million across the U.S. to organizations and initiatives combatting the opioid crisis.

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Reports

Appalachia Funders Network: October 2023

Appalachia Funders Network shared the results from a recently completed asset scan of the six-state, 257-county region, noting opportunities for philanthropic investment. The goal of the asset scan was to create a data-informed framework for funders that would guide targeted investments in Central Appalachia.

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Reports and Publications

2023 Survey Summary: Climate Change Strategies

This infographic summarizes the responses to a Grantmakers In Health funder survey, conducted in May and June 2023, on how philanthropy is addressing climate change, and the barriers and opportunities that exist to support climate-related efforts.

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Aligning Efforts to Achieve Equitable Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health and Well-Being for Children and Youth

This report issues a call to action for philanthropic organizations and public-sector partners that are ready to move forward in improving mental, emotional, and behavioral health. It describes existing philanthropic and federal initiatives and offers a potential portfolio of aligned strategies for private- and public-sector partners to consider.

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