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Addressing the Mental Health Epidemic: Mindfulness, Healing, and Resiliency Strategies

This timely conversation dives into the current mental health landscape; highlights cost-effective, prevention-oriented programs; and shares insights on the future of mental health and roles for health funders.

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Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress: Philanthropy’s Role in Fostering Grantee Resilience

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees recently conducted a national research study on models and promising practices in addressing secondary traumatic stress. The full report and funder summary provide an important review of the field and recommendations on how funders can best support grantee organizations.

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Funder Approaches to Trauma and Resilience

Survey Results and Implications for Health Philanthropy

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Latest Resources

Reports

Maine Health Access Foundation: April 2021

A new data brief developed with the University of Southern Maine presents an analysis of barriers to behavioral health care for adults in Maine and sheds light on the impact socioeconomic disparities have on Maine people’s ability to obtain and afford timely behavioral health services.

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Requests for Proposals

Montana Healthcare Foundation: April 2021

The call for proposals funds projects that fall within three broad focus areas: Partnerships for Better Health, American Indian Health, and Behavioral Health. To be considered, projects from eligible organizations must meet our selection criteria.

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Defeating the Deadly Double: Depression and Diabetes

Inadequate access to mental health services, diabetes, and obesity are the top-ranked critical service gaps in virtually all community health needs assessments conducted by local health departments and nonprofit hospitals throughout Virginia. Diabetes and depression are also among the top three conditions treated in Virginia’s health safety net organizations.

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From Citizen-Led Ballot Initiative to Community-Centered Solutions for Mental Health and Substance Misuse

Our mission is to address Denver’s mental health and substance misuse needs by growing community-informed solutions, dismantling stigma, and turning the community’s desire to help into action. In less than one year of operation, we have funded 41 organizations and five City agencies and provided $17.3 million in funding to the Denver community.

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Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress: Philanthropy’s Role in Fostering Grantee Resilience

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees recently conducted a national research study on models and promising practices in addressing secondary traumatic stress. The full report and funder summary provide an important review of the field and recommendations on how funders can best support grantee organizations.

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Views from the field by Nevada Littlewolf, Kris Rhodes, and CoCo Villaluz

20 Years of Progress – Two Tobacco Ways in Indian Country

In order to respectfully and effectively address the harmful epidemic of cigarette smoking among American Indian adults, ClearWay Minnesota listened carefully to Native communities and adopted a model that focused on the dangers of commercial tobacco use while honoring the traditional healing traditions of tobacco. This model is referred to as the “two tobacco ways” framework and serves as an instructive illustration of how context is important in addressing health disparities and heath equity across communities.

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Funder Approaches to Trauma and Resilience

Survey Results and Implications for Health Philanthropy

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Trauma and Resilience Funding Infographic

To better understand how philanthropic organizations are supporting work related to trauma and resilience, GIH surveyed its Funding Partners in February 2020. The survey results have been compiled into a summary infographic that details primary focus areas, key strategies, and challenges and opportunities in the field.

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GIH Events

Healing Justice Guidance to Philanthropy During COVID-19, the Uprisings, and Beyond

Funders for Justice Healing Justice Strategy Group members recently released strategic guidance for funders on how to incorporate a healing justice lens into grantmaking.

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Interested in learning more? Contact Alison Perencevich.