Featured Resources

Young People and the Safety Net

The Urban Institute has added a new video to a suite of resources focused on safety net services for adolescents and young adults. Young People and the Safety Net reflects findings from research examining key barriers and supports for young people seeking safety net services. Highlights include a fact sheet for organizations that seek to help young people gain safety net supports.

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View Each State’s Efforts to Extend Medicaid Postpartum Coverage

The National Academy of State Health Policy has recently updated its tracking of states’ efforts to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage. Extending services for new mothers is a key step toward improving health outcomes and health equity for children and their family members. About 34 states and the District of Columbia have taken steps toward extending at least some coverage beyond current limits.

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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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Latest Resources

Young People and the Safety Net

The Urban Institute has added a new video to a suite of resources focused on safety net services for adolescents and young adults. Young People and the Safety Net reflects findings from research examining key barriers and supports for young people seeking safety net services. Highlights include a fact sheet for organizations that seek to help young people gain safety net supports.

Read More →

View Each State’s Efforts to Extend Medicaid Postpartum Coverage

The National Academy of State Health Policy has recently updated its tracking of states’ efforts to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage. Extending services for new mothers is a key step toward improving health outcomes and health equity for children and their family members. About 34 states and the District of Columbia have taken steps toward extending at least some coverage beyond current limits.

Read More →

Perinatal Safe Zone: Supporting Women-led Birth Equity Work

We believe that creating a Perinatal Safe Zone will require multisector mobilization at the regional level. A mobilization at this level will require participation from hospitals, legislators, and state agencies, while centering Black and Brown led organizations and leaders working to achieve stable and affordable quality housing; welcoming, flexible, and equitable workspaces, with paid parental leave and universal child care services; a just food system; safe and walkable neighborhoods; a caring and supportive network of community members; and access to holistic and culturally congruent wellness practices.

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All Hands on Deck: The Importance of Pursuing Funder Partnerships to Address Perinatal Mental Health

Today, too many new mothers and birthing people are isolated and their well-being is overlooked, with severely negative consequences for maternal and child health and society.

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Moving the Needle on Black Birth Equity – A Call to Action

Philanthropy has an urgent responsibility and opportunity to address the structural factors leading to birth inequities. Healthier pregnancies, labors, and postpartum recoveries not only benefit birthing individuals, but also result in healthier children and families. Focusing attention on those who need it most could have positive implications for entire communities harmed by systemic racism for future generations. There is much work to do, but not enough philanthropic organizations are supporting these issues to tackle them at scale. We need all hands-on deck to truly move the needle. We five funders— from different states and coming to this issue from different angles—are reaching out to our fellow funders with a call to action to join us to in this work.

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Reports

New York State Health Foundation: October 2021

New York State Health Foundation recently released a new report: “Getting a Fair Shot: Progress and Disparities in Early Childhood Vaccination in New York State.”

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Reports

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative: September 2021

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (ECFC) developed the Championing Equity for Children in Our Communities Toolkit which will help funders understand the makeup of their communities and in turn, provide greater support for the children in immigrant families who comprise them.

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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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