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2019 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Benet Magnuson

Benet Magnuson of the Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice accepts the 2019 Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy.

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Census 2020 Philanthropic Investments are Innovation in Action

The United States census, taken every 10 years, is vital to the philanthropic and business sectors, government, and communities across our country. The federal government allocates over $800 billion each year to states using formulas that rely on census data like population size and other demographic indicators.

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Cone Health Foundation is Taking the Long View: Public Policy Advocacy

To date, Cone Health Foundation has made grant investments of $86 million, spread over 1,500 grants in four priority areas (access to care, adolescent pregnancy prevention, HIV, and mental health and substance use disorders).

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Challenges of and Recommendations for Tracking Local Policy

If you advocate for, research, evaluate, or fund policy change, a local policy database will enrich and facilitate your work.

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Philanthropy Talks to Philanthropy

The annual conference showed again this year why it is the premier opportunity for health funders to talk to their peers about challenges, lessons learned, and the path forward.

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GIH Events

2017 Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy Speech: Ron Pollack

Ron Pollack, Founding Executive Director of Families USA, is honored with the first Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy. Listen to the podcast of his acceptance speech delivered at the 2017 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy. GIH established the Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy in 2017 in honor of Andy Hyman and his remarkable life…

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No More Half Measures: The Case for Bigger, Bolder Advocacy Support

It is increasingly clear that advocacy and policy change is deeply entrenched in and dependent on political institutions and the political process. This is the perfect time for foundations to furnish themselves with a broad range of tools, helping to ensure that the fights we have always had will not be the fights we always have.

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Awarding Excellence in Advocacy and Philanthropy

On March 14, GIH announced that Chet Hewitt, President and CEO of the Sierra Health Foundation, is the 2017 recipient of the Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy, and that Ron Pollack, the Founding Executive Director of Families USA, is the 2017 recipient of the Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy.

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Igniting a Women’s Health Activist Movement—WHAM!

We at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) are not content to let this activist roar go silent. That is why we recently launched the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (WHAM Global), a network to empower and cultivate female leaders who advance health care systems that are transparent, respectful, accountable, and equitable.

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Helping Funders Adapt to a Changing Policy Landscape

I recently joined local policy experts and colleagues from Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Grantmakers for Education in a Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers forum on the 2016 presidential election’s implications for philanthropy.

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All Hands on Mission

Allegany Franciscan Ministries is a mission-driven grantmaker whose staff, board, and community volunteers strive to understand and connect with the realities faced by the marginalized communities served by the organization.

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Policy Matters: How the Affordable Care Act Has Changed Our Grantmaking

Health reform is not for the faint of heart. When we began drafting this article, it took shape as a reflective piece on the ways in which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) had affected our grantmaking.

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