Featured Resources

Raising the Next Generation: A Survey of Parents and Caregivers

Raising the Next Generation: A Survey of Parents and Caregivers is a new, in-depth research study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that examines what it is like to raise children in America today. Interviews were conducted with an intentional focus on parents and caregivers of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, to learn about the aspirations they have for their children, the challenges they face, and the factors that help them thrive.

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GIH Events

Equity-Centered Approaches to Maternity Care

People of color, particularly Black and Indigenous women, death from pregnancy-related causes has reached crisis proportions. New research from the Commonwealth Fund evaluates a wide range of community-based approaches could improve maternal health outcomes and patients’ experiences while also potentially reducing costs.

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HHS and Surgeon General Announce New Initiatives to Improve Maternal Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new Action Plan to improve maternal health outcomes and reduce disparities that put Black, American Indian and Alaska Native women at increased risk of experiencing fatal complications in pregnancy, childbirth, and during the postpartum period.

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Latest Resources

Raising the Next Generation: A Survey of Parents and Caregivers

Raising the Next Generation: A Survey of Parents and Caregivers is a new, in-depth research study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that examines what it is like to raise children in America today. Interviews were conducted with an intentional focus on parents and caregivers of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, to learn about the aspirations they have for their children, the challenges they face, and the factors that help them thrive.

Read More →
GIH Events

Equity-Centered Approaches to Maternity Care

People of color, particularly Black and Indigenous women, death from pregnancy-related causes has reached crisis proportions. New research from the Commonwealth Fund evaluates a wide range of community-based approaches could improve maternal health outcomes and patients’ experiences while also potentially reducing costs.

Read More →
Requests for Proposals

Cigna Foundation RFP: January 2021

The Cigna Foundation announced the open call for applications for its Healthier Kids For Our Future® grant program, part of a five-year, $25 million global initiative focused on improving the health and well-being of children.

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HHS and Surgeon General Announce New Initiatives to Improve Maternal Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new Action Plan to improve maternal health outcomes and reduce disparities that put Black, American Indian and Alaska Native women at increased risk of experiencing fatal complications in pregnancy, childbirth, and during the postpartum period.

Read More →
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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