2021 Fall Forum Lauren LeRoy Lecture

In 2012, Grantmakers In Health established the Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecture series in honor of former GIH President and CEO Lauren LeRoy and her commitment to increasing communication between the worlds of philanthropy and policy. This year, join us to hear from Dr. Alice Huan-mei Chen, Chief Medical Officer of Covered California.

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2022 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: 40 Years Together and Focused on the Future

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.

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The Long View: Centering Equity in Your Philanthropic Practice

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.

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Aligning Foundation Communications to Restore Trust in Public Health

Communications professionals connected for a series of candid, confidential, and unscripted discussions designed to strengthen our alignment and explore the potential for collective action.

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Improving Equitable Outcomes for Mothers and Children by Expanding the Doula Workforce  

Leaders in the field discussed policy actions and explored opportunities for philanthropic engagement in the expansion of doula services.

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The Long View: Operating in Complexity

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.

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Philanthropic Action for Children’s Health Equity

Nemours Children’s Health and Grantmakers In Health cosponsored convening where health funders explored how best to align efforts with federal partners and other grantmaking institutions across the country. Participants considered collective and strategic actions designed to improve health equity for children, families, and communities.

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The Long View: New Year, New Practices

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.”

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Roundtable Discussion for Funders with Limited Assets

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.

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40 Years and Future Focused: Introduction of GIH’s New Strategic Plan

Grantmakers In Health was created nearly 40 years ago. In the four decades since then, much has changed in the world related to philanthropy, policy, health care, and our understanding of health and wellness. GIH President Cara James provides a first look at GIH’s new strategic plan.

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2022 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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The Long View: FORESIGHT in Philanthropy

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.

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Terrance Keenan Institute Alumni Network Convening

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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2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Closing the Gap: Evaluating Rural Communities with a Health Equity Lens

Using Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s The Two Georgias Initiative as a guiding framework, this Quick Take will explore the role of philanthropy and intermediaries, innovative evaluation tools and resources, and lessons learned about what it takes to build rural community capacity to measure health equity impacts.

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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Carolyn Wang Kong & Tiffany Hall

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.

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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Centering Equity in Pandemic Response and Recovery

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.

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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Federal Opportunities to Improve Health and Health Care

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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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Justice, Equity, and Philanthropy’s Future

Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of Council on Foundations; Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of Libra Foundation; and Brenda Solorzano, Chief Executive Office of Headwaters Foundation discuss justice, equity, and philanthropy’s future, in a conversation moderated by Healthy Communities Foundation President Maria Pesqueira.

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2021 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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