Roles for Health Funders in Ensuring the Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

In this interactive discussion funders learned more about the status of states’ implementation plans and how health funders can aid states in meeting the ethical and logistical challenges to equitable vaccine distribution during all phases of the vaccination effort.

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2020 Virtual 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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Implementing a Scalable Strategy for Reducing COVID Infections, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Among Older Adults and Other High-Risk Populations: CV19 CheckUp

On this webinar, a statewide aging director discussed why they adopted the service and a foundation president described how philanthropy is helping to contribute to the widespread diffusion of this innovation.

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State and Local Budgets: The Next COVID-19 Battlefront

On this webinar, participants learned more about the state and local fiscal crisis, lessons learned from the Great Recession, key principles for an equitable response, and how state and local advocates are gearing up for the budget battles to come.

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Is 2020 Over? Responding to Multiple Disasters Amid COVID-19 and Climate Change

In this webinar, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy team reflected on lessons learned, challenges and opportunities presented by different disasters— particularly wildfires, hurricanes and the derecho—and how COVID-19 has framed the response.

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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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Gamechanger? Medicaid Advocacy in a Time of COVID

On this webinar, participants learned from experts and advocates in the field about the evolving landscape, including how Medicaid expansion is playing out and how the block grant and work requirement conversation has shifted.

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COVID-19: Managing a Global Response

This webinar addressed the unique aspects of response and recovery for a worldwide pandemic, with a focus on international grantmaking to support communities in developing nations.

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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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State Policymakers Respond to COVID-19

During this webinar, attendees learned about coverage pathways for testing and treatment, Medicaid strategies that support providers, and state budget considerations.

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COVID-19: Grantmaking to Support Children and Older Adults

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched everyone, but the youngest and oldest among us are being disproportionately affected. This webinar explored how these two groups are being impacted by the pandemic – older adults, from a mortality and morbidity perspective, and youth due to a disruption of childcare and education.

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COVID-19: Impact on Care for Persons with Serious Illness

Participants learned more about how seriously ill persons and their caregivers are being affected, the short- and long-term repercussions for health access and disparities, the implications for end-of-life care and grieving, and what providers and health systems can do.

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COVID-19: How Philanthropy Can Stand Up for Vulnerable Populations

This webinar addressed the limitations of governmental responses to the pandemic and how philanthropists can act directly, and act as advocates, for better protections for at-risk populations, including approaches for developing a public policy agenda for philanthropy, based in equity.

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Supporting Public Health Agencies in COVID Response and Recovery

Participants learned more about federal funding for state and local health departments, high priority needs within the public health system, and opportunities for effective philanthropic partnerships.

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CEO Working Group Call on Philanthropy’s Role in COVID-19 and Beyond

GIH launched a quarterly call series for CEO Working Group on Access and Coverage members to strategize about philanthropy’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The first call occurred on May 18, 2020

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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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Organizing Health Professionals for Action in the Era of Coronavirus

Participants joined a candid discussion with health funders and advocates about efforts to mobilize the health sector in support of social justice movements.

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COVID-19: Place-based Grantmakers and Investing in Local Communities

This webinar explored place-based grantmaking and the importance of strengthening local communities and organizations to create a new philanthropic and nonprofit landscape, focused on recovery, that prioritizes equity, partnership, and collaboration.

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Authentically Integrating and Centering Lived Experience in Children and Families Grantmaking

On this webinar, participants learned about ways health funders and community members are leveraging lived experience best practices for equitable outcomes in children and families grantmaking, including in COVID-19 response planning.

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Upcoming Events on COVID-19

GIH Events

2021 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

The 2021 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy will be held from Tuesday, June 8 to Thursday, June 10, 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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