Our opening plenary reflected on health philanthropy’s last 40 years and discussed the current state of health care, public health, and the challenges ahead.
The Rippel Foundation and Grantmakers In Health codesigned a webinar where participants heard from philanthropic leaders Tiffany Donelson, President, and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation, and Qiana Thomason, President, and CEO of Health Forward Foundation.
Communications professionals connected for a series of candid, confidential, and unscripted discussions designed to strengthen our alignment and explore the potential for collective action.
Codesigned by The Rippel Foundation and Grantmakers In Health, this webinar featured Carolyn Wang Kong of Blue Shield of California Foundation. She shared how the foundation infuses adaptive learning cycles, experimentation, and the centering of lived experience into its approach of operating in complexity.
Co-designed by the Rippel Foundation and Grantmakers In Health, this webinar featured Cassie Robinson, a futurist and philanthropic leader who works, as she describes it, in the “entanglement of what-is and what-might-be.”
Foundations with assets less than $30 million face unique challenges as they seek to maximize their impact in the communities they serve. At this informal networking session, peers had a robust conversation around the most important issues.
In order to meet this moment, The Rippel Foundation has launched a series of informative and interactive webinars for funders. The first call in the series, was codesigned by Grantmakers In Health, and we heard from futurist Richard Lum of Vision, Foresight, Strategy. Dr. Lum led a conversation on how foundations can orient their work towards an equitable horizon, and what practices can begin to bridge to this future. Participants finished the hour with an understanding of how to assess where they are today plus how to marshal the resources and will to begin building more equitable and innovative pathways.
Grantmakers In Health was pleased to convene the Terrance Keenan Institute alumni network for a dialogue exploring how health funders are investing in people, becoming more creative about the roles foundations can play, and rethinking risk.
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Carolyn Wang Kong, Chief Program Director of Blue Shield of California Foundation, accepts the 2021 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy. Tiffany Hall, Executive Director of Recover Alaska, accepts the 2021 Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy.
Marcella Nunez-Smith, Chair of the White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, discusses how to center equity in pandemic response and recovery at the GIH annual conference, Building a Just and Equitable Future.
David Blumenthal, President of Commonwealth Fund, and J. Nadine Gracia, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Trust for America’s Health discuss federal opportunities to improve health and health care, in a conversation moderated by Grantmakers In Health President and CEO Cara James.
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