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Why Redistricting Matters

Vitalyst Health Foundation has released a policy brief which describes the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) and discusses which eight of Arizona’s 19 charter cities conduct their own local process. The brief also explores the multiple ways people can engage to provide input so that community well-being can get the representation and resources it deserves.

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Funding Opportunities to Reduce Violence

The Alliance for Safety and Justice, a crime prevention and victim support organization, released a report detailing the grant opportunities for community-focused safety and violence prevention as a result of the $1.9 trillion stimulus and COVID-19 relief bill.

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Applying Contribution Analysis in Policy and Advocacy settings

The Center for Evaluation Innovation has released a brief by Laura Hopkins summarizing tools and tips for implementing contribution analysis.

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Collaborating Where Health Happens

At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), our mission is to improve health and health care for all Americans. But improving health for the most vulnerable requires acknowledging that factors such as poverty, violence, inadequate housing, and education contribute to poor health.

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From the Ground Up

The resource portfolio is from GIH’s 2006 annual meeting, From the Ground Up: Improving Community Health, Inspiring Community Action.

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Health and Fiscal Policy

Given the amount of public expenditures devoted to health and concerns about the impact of changes in public policy on the nation’s most vulnerable residents, health grantmakers need to understand existing state and federal policies affecting revenues and expenditures and the implications of any changes on the table. They can also play an important role in the development and implementation of these policies. This portfolio, prepared for GIH’s 2004 Fall Forum, provides information and resources to help grantmakers understand the connections between health and fiscal policy.

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless: The Case for Advocacy Funding

Funding public policy work is as important to health improvement as funding for direct services.  Lessons learned from funding advocates include the importance of providing core operating support, the need to engage the grassroots, and how to empower community members.

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On Solid Foundations: Strengthening the Future of Health and Philanthropy

This report features keynote addresses by Lauren LeRoy, Bruce Vladeck, Ian Morrison, Steven Schroeder, and Martha Katz.

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Partnering with State Government: Lessons from a Local Funder

After passage of federal legislation creating the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Rose Community Foundation stepped in as the private partner in a public-private partnership to ensure its implementation in Colorado. Van Dusen and Nash share six key lessons learned about engaging government as a collaborator.

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Don’t Call Us “Conversion Foundations”… Please

A hot topic of discussion in philanthropic circles in recent
years has been the phenomenon of sizable new foundations being created as the result of nonprofit health care organizations converting to for-profit status.

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Grantmakers Are from Mars; Policymakers Are from Venus: Is There Hope for This Relationship?

How can health grantmakers and state policymakers collaborate and when does it make sense to try? What does it take to develop and sustain these relationships? This piece is based on Smith’s plenary remarks given at Grantmakers In Health’s 2000 Washington Briefing, The Intersection of Health Policy and Philanthropy.

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The Interface Between Public Policy and the Private Sector

Read the keynote speech from GIH’s Washington Briefing by Mark Smith, president and CEO of California HealthCare Foundation.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Advocacy Strategies

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Interested in learning more? Contact Eileen Salinsky.