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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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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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A National Foundation Undertakes a Regional Strategy in the South

The Health Reform Program of the Public Welfare Foundation supports advocacy so that the voices of the people served by the health care system can be informed and effective. Poverty, health disparities, and underfunded advocacy capacity describe the South.

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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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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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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.