2021 Fall Forum Lauren LeRoy Lecture

In 2012, Grantmakers In Health established the Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecture series in honor of former GIH President and CEO Lauren LeRoy and her commitment to increasing communication between the worlds of philanthropy and policy. This year, join us to hear from Dr. Alice Huan-mei Chen, Chief Medical Officer of Covered California.

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Millions of Children Still at Risk of Losing Health Insurance Coverage 

Despite recent progress toward expanding health insurance access for families, millions of children are at risk of losing coverage when the public health emergency comes to an end.  

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Improving Equitable Outcomes for Mothers and Children by Expanding the Doula Workforce  

Leaders in the field discussed policy actions and explored opportunities for philanthropic engagement in the expansion of doula services.

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Philanthropic Action for Children’s Health Equity

Nemours Children’s Health and Grantmakers In Health cosponsored convening where health funders explored how best to align efforts with federal partners and other grantmaking institutions across the country. Participants considered collective and strategic actions designed to improve health equity for children, families, and communities.

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40 Years and Future Focused: Introduction of GIH’s New Strategic Plan

Grantmakers In Health was created nearly 40 years ago. In the four decades since then, much has changed in the world related to philanthropy, policy, health care, and our understanding of health and wellness. GIH President Cara James provides a first look at GIH’s new strategic plan.

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2022 Fall Forum

Each fall, GIH offers programming designed for funders with a strong interest in health policy. These meetings, collectively known as the Fall Forum, are an excellent opportunity for funders with a strong interest in health policy to get up-to-speed on current issues, interact with leading thinkers, and connect with their grantmaking peers.

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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Carolyn Wang Kong & Tiffany Hall

Carolyn Wang Kong, Chief Program Director of Blue Shield of California Foundation, accepts the 2021 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy. Tiffany Hall, Executive Director of Recover Alaska, accepts the 2021 Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy.

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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Centering Equity in Pandemic Response and Recovery

Marcella Nunez-Smith, Chair of the White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, discusses how to center equity in pandemic response and recovery at the GIH annual conference, Building a Just and Equitable Future.

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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Federal Opportunities to Improve Health and Health Care

David Blumenthal, President of Commonwealth Fund, and J. Nadine Gracia, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Trust for America’s Health discuss federal opportunities to improve health and health care, in a conversation moderated by Grantmakers In Health President and CEO Cara James.

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2021 Fall Forum

Each fall, GIH offers programming designed for funders with a strong interest in health policy. These meetings, collectively known as the Fall Forum, are an excellent opportunity for funders with a strong interest in health policy to get up-to-speed on current issues, interact with leading thinkers, and connect with their grantmaking peers.

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2022 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

The 2022 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy will be held June 27-29 virtually and in Miami Beach, Florida. The GIH Annual Conference is the best place to meet up with the bright minds, seasoned experts, and innovative practitioners working in health philanthropy today.

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Investing in Change: Advocacy Strategies for Funders

Access this on-demand webinar to learn the dos and don’t of policy engagement for health philanthropies.

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Save the Census: A Final Push for a Fair and Accurate Count

This webinar featured a timely status update on census response, advocacy, and litigation efforts to ensure a fair and accurate census, and to discuss funding strategies to evaluate and address the quality of the data.

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When Two Public Health Crises Collide: COVID-19 and Gun Violence

During this webinar, participants learned more about the importance of addressing gun violence in the midst of a global pandemic and how we can ensure safe and healthy communities now and long after the virus runs its course.

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Organizing Health Professionals for Action in the Era of Coronavirus

Participants joined a candid discussion with health funders and advocates about efforts to mobilize the health sector in support of social justice movements.

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Exploring GIH’s Policy Priorities for 2023

GIH has developed a policy agenda that explicitly identifies our public policy priorities for the coming year. This policy agenda will guide our programming, communications, and advocacy efforts. During this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about GIH’s public policy goals and objectives for 2023 and provide input on our activities to…

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