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Supporting Children, Youth, and Families Affected by “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policies

Recent efforts to introduce new federal and state immigration legislation and to modify existing guidelines have resulted in an atmosphere of uncertainty and fear for many in immigrant, migrant, and refugee communities. This atmosphere was recently compounded by a directive to separate migrant children and parents detained after crossing the United States-Mexico border, including those seeking asylum.

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GIH Events

2016 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: The Bigger Picture

Hodari Davis of Youth Speaks and Dean Schillinger of the University of California, San Francisco discuss The Bigger Picture – a unique collaboration between their two organizations designed to combat the rising epidemic of type 2 diabetes by empowering youth to change the conversation about the disease.

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GIH Events

Is the Number of Uninsured Children Rising?

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families released a new report, Nation’s Progress on Children’s Health Coverage Reverses Course. This webinar was a robust discussion of the report’s findings, including key federal and state policy updates.

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Latest Resources

Reports

Kentucky Voices for Health: November 2020

An estimated 45,000 Kentucky children were uninsured last year, a number that has increased about 29 percent since 2016, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.

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Pioneering Health-Wealth Solutions for Children

Today, as we navigate the pandemic, deep racial and economic inequities in health and wealth outcomes have been revealed and amplified for children—especially children of color. Health and wealth are inextricably linked. Investments to improve health outcomes using the social determinants of health and to promote financial well-being across families are mutually supportive. The ultimate goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, financially secure, and live in families without daily financial stressors because of assets and wealth.

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Views from the Field by Bob Atkins & Dan Hart

Principles for Engaging Youth as Partners to Build Healthier Communities

One way to tackle today’s upstream health challenges and create tomorrow’s civically-engaged residents is to make youth part of the solution.

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Promoting Nurturing Care for Our Youngest Children

Early childhood matters. Mounting evidence over the last several decades has demonstrated the importance of the early years to long term health, behavior, and learning.

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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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Supporting Children, Youth, and Families Affected by “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policies

Recent efforts to introduce new federal and state immigration legislation and to modify existing guidelines have resulted in an atmosphere of uncertainty and fear for many in immigrant, migrant, and refugee communities. This atmosphere was recently compounded by a directive to separate migrant children and parents detained after crossing the United States-Mexico border, including those seeking asylum.

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Older Adults are a Critical Asset to Building Healthy Communities – A Call for an Intersectional Approach

St. David’s Foundation considers the well-being of older adults as a fundamental aspect to our goal of building the healthiest community in the world. However, for many donors, supporting older adults is not a funding priority.

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StartStrong: Transforming the System of Care to Reduce Infant Mortality

It is a dichotomy to think that the United States, with the sophisticated medical care available here, has higher infant mortality rates than most other developed countries. A higher rate of premature births in the United States is the main reason for this poor ranking.

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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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