Grantmakers In Health (GIH) President and CEO Cara V. James was quoted in an August 30, 2022 Inside Philanthropy article about a recent letter that GIH, along with The Funders Network, Grantmakers for Education, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and 49 other organizations in philanthropy sent to the Biden administration in support of the upcoming White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health:
“Health funders have long understood the impact of social, environmental and economic factors on health, according to James. ‘Our [Funding Partners] recognize that most of our health outcomes have very little to do with what’s happening in a doctor’s office, and more with the conditions in which we live, learn, work and play,’ she said. This tracks with what we’re seeing among regional and national health funders alike, which are just as likely to make a grant to a community organizing group as they are to fund direct services these days.”
> Read the full article, including additional comments by James, on the Inside Philanthropy website (subscription required).