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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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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COVID-19’s Long Tail: Developing a Mental Health Strategy for Recovery

On this webinar participants explored how funding is sensitive to the disparate impacts of COVID-19 and discuss ways that funders can be advocates for the mental health needs of individuals, families, and communities that have suffered multiple losses due to weather-related disasters, pandemics, and economic suffering.

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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: A New Behavioral Health Paradigm

Arthur Evans, Jr., American Psychological Association, discusses the need for a new behavioral health paradigm at the GIH annual conference, Building a Just and Equitable Future.

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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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2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Advancing Health and Equity with Ballot Measures: Oregon’s Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative

Listen to this Quick Take to hear more about decriminalization as an essential component to treating drug use as a health issue, the historic campaign that brought this policy to life, and the vision for what comes next.

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2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Virtual Crisis Care: Rural Innovation to Mental Health Crisis Response

This Quick Take will provide the nuts and bolts of how one state is piloting a statewide program to give rural law enforcement officers immediate access to mental health professionals using technology.

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How Does Climate Change Affect Children’s Mental Health?

This webinar explored both the effects of climate change on children’s mental health and the variety of approaches funders can take to build children’s resiliency and support the connections with community, adults, and educators that help children cope with uncertainty.

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Mental Health and Substance Use Funders Roundtable

This networking session offered an overview to connect and learn from other funders working in the Behavioral Health Funders Network and the Substance Use Funders Collaborative.

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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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Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression Care – Lessons Learned

On this webinar, participants joined GIH for an important conversation about the successes and challenges in implementing collaborative care interventions, the key lessons learned to date, and next steps to improve late-life depression care.

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Philanthropy’s Role in Fostering Grantee Resilience and Managing Secondary Trauma

Leaders from the field released findings and recommendation for action from our recently concluded national research project on secondary trauma.

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COVID-19, Drug Policy, and Racial Justice

Efforts to reduce reliance on the criminal justice system and instead increase access to community-based harm reduction, mental health, and substance use services are underway across the country. This webinar featured a discussion on federal, state, and local efforts to strengthen social safety nets and expand access to effective overdose prevention and harm reduction interventions.

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COVID-19: How Funders Can Support Bereavement and Grief

This webinar raised awareness of the intersection of mental health and COVID-19.

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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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Responding to Behavioral Health Needs During COVID-19

On this webinar, participants learned from behavioral health organizations on the frontlines and discussed how philanthropy can respond most effectively and equitably to the behavioral health needs of individuals, health care providers, and vulnerable populations.

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How Medicaid Supports Trauma-Informed Care for Children

Briefing participants learned more about current behavioral health and trauma services covered by the Medicaid benefits package, discussed examples of state-based best practices and innovative policy initiatives, and explored future opportunities to improve Medicaid’s response to children exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other forms of trauma.

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

This webinar covered 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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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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Upcoming Events on Behavioral Health

GIH Events

Rural Health Care Workforce: Urgent Challenges and Promising Opportunities

Join this webinar for an update on rural health care workforce challenges and opportunities, as well as an in-depth discussion about philanthropy’s engagement in filling gaps and supporting communities.

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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 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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