Advocacy for the Older Americans Act Reauthorization: What Can My 501c 3 Foundation Do?

Participants convened for a workshop that provided a clear understanding of what advocacy activities your 501(c)(3) organization can engage in, what communications count as lobbying, and how to maximize your non-lobbying advocacy. 

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Responsible and Equitable Use of Artificial Intelligence by Foundations

Participants joined this discussion to learn about the collaborative process that resulted in this first version of the framework and to gain a deeper understanding of the framework’s design principles and how they foster equity, transparency, and responsible AI adoption.

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State-based Advocacy for the Public’s Health

Participants joined this informal discussion to learn about the state of public health advocacy, what funders are currently doing to bolster public health advocacy, and what they can do.

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Food and Nutrition Policy in Indian Country 

Participants learned about the federal and state policy landscape at that time, opportunities and challenges facing advocates, and community-based strategies that were making a difference in communities across Indian Country.

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Funding Like You Want to Win: Philanthropy & Movement Investments

In this conversation, we’ll hear from leaders at the forefront of efforts to build a more inclusive, healthier, safer, and more prosperous multi-racial democracy, as well as learn from foundations that have embraced movement-centered strategies.

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Roundtable Discussion for Health Funders’ Policy Staff

Participants joined this informal roundtable discussion to connect with peers, explore pressing issues and share experiences monitoring the use of artificial intelligence in public benefit programs, such as Medicaid.  

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Grantmakers In Health Funding Partner Benefits

Join our Grantmakers In Health (GIH) Funding Partner Benefits webinar to learn more about exclusive resources, our new portal features, and upcoming events for GIH Funding Partners.

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Harm Reduction in Housing Justice: Values, Policy, and Services

This facilitated discussion will explore how harm reduction measures—both shelters and drug-specific policies—fit within the broader values of housing justice and will provide practical guidance for funders working at the intersection of health and housing.

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Firearm Violence Prevention Learning Community: Evidence-based Prevention Strategies

This first virtual convening of the learning community provided an overview of the group’s purpose and scope, explored participants’ goals and programming priorities, and considered evidence regarding the risks of, and interventions for, firearm harm.

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CEO Working Group Webinar

In this webinar, leaders in health philanthropy were joined by expert speaker Dr. Hahrie Han of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Han shared her thoughts on the fundamental need for collective action to address the most intractable problems in health and how funders can become involved or deepen their involvement in strengthening democracy.

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The Role Community Health Workers Can Play to Improve Maternal Mental Health

This webinar explored the issues states, community health workers and the field must navigate to integrate community health workers into Medicaid and other public financing mechanisms and ensure adequate payment models, provider quality standards and workforce development strategies.

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GIA Member and GIH Funding Partner Meet Up: Older Americans Act Reauthorization

As part of this analysis, leaders from the field convened on January 18 for a meet-up to help shape new partnerships to support the OAA and advance older Americans’ health and social needs.

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The Impacts of the Climate Crisis on Mental Health: Research, Solutions, and Action

During this interactive conversation with mental health experts, Gen Z, and climate-mental health advocates, speakers shared the latest research on the impacts of climate change and mental health on young people and the disproportionate impacts on Black, Indigenous, and people of color. The field leaders also discuss the political and cultural dimensions of the foundation community addressing this emergent public health issue. 

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Funder Briefing and Conversation: USDA Summer Meals 2024

Leaders from the field convened for a special funder briefing with opening remarks from Cindy Long, Administrator of Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, to learn more about these new programs and to discuss how philanthropy can play a pivotal role in partnering with USDA to reduce childhood hunger during the summer months.

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Roundtable Discussion for Health Funders’ Policy Staff

Join this informal roundtable discussion to connect with your peers, explore pressing issues, and share your experiences collaborating with philanthropic liaisons in state government. 

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Roundtable Discussion for Health Funders’ Policy Staff

Participants joined this informal roundtable discussion to connect with your peers, explore pressing issues, and share your experiences to engage communities in setting funders’ policy priorities.

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Roundtable Discussion for Health Funders’ Policy Staff

Participants joined this informal roundtable discussion to connect with their peers, explore pressing issues, and share their experiences communicating with state legislators and other policy makers to advance policy change.  

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Philanthropy and Public Health: Building Strong Partnerships for Healthy Communities

Participants joined APHA for a webinar on the strategies that philanthropic organizations use to improve population health and support the nation’s public health system.

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State Strategies for Health Care Workforce Recruitment and Retention

Participants joined this webinar to learn more about innovative state policies to promote health care workforce recruitment and retention and explore ways philanthropy can advance these policies at the state level.

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Building Public Support for a Robust and Equitable Care Infrastructure: Lessons from the Care Economy Narrative Change Landscape Snapshot

Leaders in the field launched a new report supported by the Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund and developed by Asset Funders Network, Disability & Philanthropy Forum, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Economic Opportunity Funders, Grantmakers In Aging, and Grantmakers In Health on the care economy narrative change landscape in the U.S. Coming together for the first time across issues and constituencies represented by this diverse range of PSOs. Participants discussed the evolving landscape of narrative change efforts across the care economy, lessons being learned by practitioners and funders, and potential opportunities for further learning and action.

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Upcoming Events on Children and Families

GIH Events

NCOA Age + Action 2024

Hosted by the National Council on Aging. Grantmakers In Health (GIH) and our partners at Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) encourage funders to join us at the 2024 Age + Action conference taking place in Arlington, VA, on May 6 – 8, 2024.

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Birth Equity Funders Summit: Aligning Strategies to Advance Equitable Birth Outcomes

This summit, designed exclusively for funders, aims to provide comprehensive strategies, tools, playbooks, and deep learning opportunities, fostering immediate implementation and collaboration. Acknowledging the underrepresentation of professionals from ethnically marginalized backgrounds, including BIPOC grantmakers, we commit to supporting, empowering, and creating a safe space for these voices. Our goal is to ensure that all participants leave with tangible insights and clear expectations for advancing equitable birth outcomes.

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GIH Events

Roundtable Discussion for Health Funders’ Policy Staff

Join this informal roundtable discussion to connect with your peers, explore pressing issues, and share your experiences to advance policy change.  

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