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Advocacy That Builds Power

The California Endowment supported the Center for Evaluation Innovation and Gigi Barsoum to examine what it takes for advocacy to build power through an evaluation of advocacy efforts that were part of the 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative.

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Understanding Power Building Ecosystems

This study offers analysis of the conditions and strategies that enhance or stymie power-building in relation to three ballot initiative issues, each of which has the potential to improve community health outcomes: Affordable Housing, Medicaid Expansion, Criminal Justice Reform.

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State Population Change Reports

HaystaqDNA has created state reports, available through the Redistricting Data Hub, containing visualizations detailing the changes in total population and population by race and ethnicity for congressional districts, state senate districts, and state house/assembly districts.

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Civic Engagement Is a Social Determinant of Health

What is the civic health of the communities you serve? Are community members equitably engaged in democratic processes and civic life? How might increased levels of civic engagement influence the distribution of public sector resources, population health outcomes, and health inequities? Is it possible to imagine transformative changes in community health absent a meaningful shift in community power and civic participation?

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Advocacy That Builds Power

The California Endowment supported the Center for Evaluation Innovation and Gigi Barsoum to examine what it takes for advocacy to build power through an evaluation of advocacy efforts that were part of the 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative.

Read More →

Evelyn Delgado to Be Honored with the Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy

Evelyn Delgado, President and Executive Director of Healthy Futures of Texas and Chair of the Women’s Healthcare Coalition will receive Grantmaker In Health’s (GIH) 2022 Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy.

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Understanding Power Building Ecosystems

This study offers analysis of the conditions and strategies that enhance or stymie power-building in relation to three ballot initiative issues, each of which has the potential to improve community health outcomes: Affordable Housing, Medicaid Expansion, Criminal Justice Reform.

Read More →

State Population Change Reports

HaystaqDNA has created state reports, available through the Redistricting Data Hub, containing visualizations detailing the changes in total population and population by race and ethnicity for congressional districts, state senate districts, and state house/assembly districts.

Read More →

ARPA Organizing Opportunities

This toolkit developed by Community Catalyst illustrates how advocates can leverage ARPA funds to spur transformative change and address the unique needs of communities. It includes examples of advocates’ innovation in organizing for ARPA funding in their respective states and communities and also outlines innovative tactics and best practices that may be particularly effective in this moment.

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Health and Democracy Index

The Health and Democracy Index presents a wide range of health indicators and correlates these indicators to voting policies using the Cost of Voting Index. It’s designed to provide a shared health equity analysis of voting policy and serve as a tool to strengthen civic and voter participation.

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Pivoting to Advocacy and Organizing

This post to Exponent Philanthropy’s blog by Jennie Riley of the Rx Foundation describes the value and impact of the foundation’s shift toward funding advocacy, organizing, and citizen-engagement capacity.

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Changing the Landscape: People, Parks, and Power

Changing the Landscape: People, Parks, and Power

Prevention Institute recently published this report which proposes an approach to addressing park and green space inequities that prioritizes building power among people closest to the problem so that they can drive policy and systems change solutions.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Advocacy Strategies

Interested in exchanging strategies, information, and questions with your funder peers? Sign up for GIH E-Forums.

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Interested in learning more? Contact Eileen Salinsky.