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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2020 Fall Forum: Better Health, Stronger Democracy

Better Health, Stronger Democracy explored how health funders are promoting civic engagement, protecting voter rights, and engaging in post-census electoral redistricting.

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2020 Virtual 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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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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COVID-19 and the Impact on 2020 Census Outreach: Shifting Tactics to Get Out the Count

This webinar featured state practitioners who shared how COVID-19 and the Census Bureau’s adjusted operational timeline are impacting 2020 Census outreach. Participants learned what these shifts mean in terms of immediate needs for census organizations’ programs, operations, and staff; explored creative approaches to reach historically undercounted communities; and discussed how census engagement can support long-term capacity building.

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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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Policy Opportunities to Advance Palliative Care in States

On this webinar, participants learned about the practical strategies philanthropy can use to advance access to palliative care in their states and communities.

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Funders Census Initiative Briefing Series: Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results

This webinar focused on messages that resonate within historically undercounted communities, based on recent focus groups and online messaging testing.

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2019 Fall Forum

GIH offers programming designed for funders with a strong interest in health policy.

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Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results

The 2010 Census missed over 2 million young children, most of which were left off the form by families who responded. Participants in this webinar learned more about why families have left children in their households off the census in the past and how to develop persuasive messages to ensure young children are not missed in 2020.

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Census Funder Debrief: Supreme Court Citizenship Question Decision

This webinar was held in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the 2020 Census citizenship question.

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2020 Census Funder Learning Series: Effective Strategies for Business Engagement

On this webinar, participants discussed strategies to engage and build partnerships with the business sector in support of the 2020 census. Presenters shared resources, approaches to census engagement, and insights into how to mitigate potential barriers, with a focus on Get Out the Count.

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Funders Census Initiative Briefing Series: Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results – Part 6

This webinar featured results of messaging research conducted by the Arab American Institute. During this webinar, attendees learned about: the methodology used by the Arab American Institute, the findings of their message testing, and recommended messengers and messages.

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Funders Census Initiative Briefing Series: Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results – Part 5

This webinar featured results of messaging research conducted by the National Congress of American Indians. During this webinar, attendees learned about:
the methodology used by the National Congress of American Indians, the findings of their message testing, and recommended messengers and messages.

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Funders Census Initiative Briefing Series: Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results—Part 4

The Funders Census Initiative presented the latest briefing in its series on census messaging results, in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup.

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LIVESTREAM RECORDING: Count Us In! Roles for Health Funders in Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census

This recording of the webcast from the first day of the 2018 GIH Fall Forum reviews upcoming census activities and shares practical strategies for philanthropic involvement.

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2018 GIH Fall Forum

The 2018 GIH Fall Forum was held from November 14-16, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

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Funders Census Initiative Briefing Series: Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results – Part 3

The Funders Census Initiative presented the second in a series of briefings on census messaging results developed in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup.

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Upcoming Events on Advocacy Strategies

2021 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy (Virtual)

The 2021 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy will be held virtually from Tuesday, June 8 to Friday, June 11, 2021. 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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