Strengthening Climate, Health, and Equity Work in the Midwest

This meeting gathered representatives from philanthropy, government, health and environmental sectors, and grassroots and community groups in the Midwest for learning, relationship-building, and information-sharing.

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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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Birth Equity Funders’ Summit: It’s Time for Collaborative Action on Birth Equity

Join us for a free-to-attend, action-oriented national convening focused on informing and mobilizing funders concerned about birth equity. The Birth Equity Funders’ Summit will take place October 25-27, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia, following the Mom and Baby Action Network (M-BAN) Summit on October 24 and 25.

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2022 Annual Conference Strategy Session Highlights: Advancing LGBTQI+ Health Equity

Admiral Rachel Levine opened a special strategy session discussing the acute health needs of LGBTQI+ communities, recent threats to LGBTQI+ equality and well-being, and promising philanthropic strategies to secure LGBTQI+ health equity. Levine’s remarks are excerpted here.

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2022 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

The 2022 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy will be held June 27-29 virtually and in Miami Beach, Florida. 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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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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Connections to Nature and Green Spaces: A Path to Health Equity

During this webinar, we discussed the benefits of green spaces and strategies being employed to equitably expand access to communities of color.

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Health Equity Networking Call

This call is part of a series of ongoing discussions to improve trends, innovations, funding needs, data collection, community engagement, and equity audits.

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Public Health Modernization: How Funders Can Support Health Departments to Advance Health Equity

This webinar explored how health funders can advance health equity by supporting governmental public health and collaborating with health departments.

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Disability Justice: What Funders Can Do to Address Disparities, Equity, and Health

This webinar explored innovative measures to address how philanthropy can advance disability justice and how grassroots organizations are helping to change the national dialogue on disability, health equity, and race.

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Rural Health Care Workforce: Urgent Challenges and Promising Opportunities

This webinar started with an update on rural health care workforce challenges and opportunities which led to an in-depth discussion about philanthropy’s engagement in filling gaps and supporting communities.

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Centering Health and Racial Equity: It’s an Inside Job

This webinar explored long-term plans, promising processes, and lessons learned in centering equity and racial justice at their foundations.

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Equitable and Sustainable Children’s Oral Health Services in the Carolinas

A robust conversation was held about an exciting effort to expand oral health services to rural and underserved communities in North and South Carolina, through a school-based model supported by three foundations and their state partners.

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Racial Inequities in Medical Debt: Causes and Potential Solutions

This discussion covered viewpoints on the problem of medical debt, the people most at risk, and potential points of engagement for philanthropy.

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Health Equity Starts with the Data

This webinar featured a dive into the findings and a discussion on the reports’ recommendations for improving health equity data and to discuss how philanthropy can help ensure that we can effectively monitor progress towards achieving health equity.

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Affordable Housing and Health: Long-Term Solutions

This webinar explored innovative measures to address how The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated housing insecurity for millions of Americans who have faced the risk of eviction, foreclosure, and homelessness due to job loss, medical debt, and illness over the past year and a half.

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Health Equity Networking Call

Grantmakers In Health is pleased to convene the Health Equity Network to strategize about day-to-day challenges and opportunities inherent in advancing equity and justice through health philanthropy.

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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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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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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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Upcoming Events on Health Equity

2023 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

We are excited to announce that the 2023 GIH annual conference: Advancing Philanthropy’s Commitment to the Long Game, will be held on June 7 – 9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Hilton Minneapolis.

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