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Behavioral Health Funding Infographic and Directory

GIH’s latest survey report highlights current trends and gaps in behavioral health philanthropy. GIH surveyed Funding Partners in March 2017 about investments in mental health, substance use, trauma, and other behavioral health issues.

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Alexa Eggleston & Tym Rourke

Time to Step Up: A Call for a National Philanthropic Agenda to Combat Addiction

The country’s opiate epidemic grips national headlines. In 2016, more Americans died of an opiate overdose than from gun violence or traffic fatalities.

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Funding Upstream Solutions is Key to Remedy the Social Ills of Trauma

The root cause philanthropy cannot ignore, regardless of the outcomes we seek or the population we serve, is exposure to trauma. Trauma is defined as the effects of a single event, a series of events, and ongoing circumstances that are experienced or perceived as physically or emotionally harmful and life threatening.

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GIH Events

How Medicaid Supports Trauma-Informed Care for Children

Join this briefing to learn more about current behavioral health and trauma services covered by the Medicaid benefits package, discuss examples of state-based best practices and innovative policy initiatives, and explore future opportunities to improve Medicaid’s response to children exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other forms of trauma.

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Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

There is a widespread and dangerous popular misconception that permeates our society that aging and despair—and even depression—go hand in hand. One of the most drastic consequences of such marginalization is the resultant isolation and feelings of burdensomeness that, when exacerbated with key risk factors, may drive suicide in older adults.

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GIH Events

Applying Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic to the Opioid Crisis

This webinar had a discussion on how issues of access, equity, funding, policy, and stigma have impacted governmental and philanthropic responses to public health epidemics. The speakers provided an update on the current data related to the opioid and HIV syndemics.

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2019 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Jerome Adams

Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States, calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans think about, talk about, and respond to the opioid crisis, and shares his insights on how health funders can help prevent and treat opioid misuse, and promote recovery.

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From 100-Day Challenge to Systems Change: An Unlikely Journey for Opioid Stakeholders in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, Florida became an epicenter for the nation’s deadly opioid crisis, with the number of opioid-related deaths hitting epidemic proportions in 2016.

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What’s Coming Up in 2019 for GIH and Health Philanthropy?

In 2019, there are several trends we will be following. These trends show that, in general, funders are grappling with the changing environments of service delivery, health in communities, and organizational effectiveness.

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GIH Events

Advancing Health Equity with Harm Reduction Strategies

On this webinar, funders learned how harm reduction approaches are being effectively implemented in community health centers and other settings, with a particular focus on services supporting homeless individuals and women with behavioral health conditions.

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