COVID Vaccine Equity Funders Roundtable

Join this networking session to connect with and learn from other funders working to ensure the equitable distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccine.

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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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Complex Needs Through a Health Equity Lens: What Can Philanthropy Actually Do?

Participants learned about specific efforts to link a systems approach with activities on the ground and to discuss examples of how local communities can make a difference in the lives of those that are usually left behind.

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Confronting the Health and Equity Challenges of Climate Change

On this webinar, funders heard stories and recommendations of community leaders driving this movement.

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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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Leadership Discussion on Health Equity

During this second conversation of GIH’s leadership series on health equity, GIH President and CEO Cara James held a strategic discussion with philanthropic leaders to identify pressing equity issues that philanthropy is best positioned to address, with an eye toward collective action.

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Health Equity: A Candid Conversation with Your Peers

This call was for staff responsible for equity work to connect with peers, identify common challenges, exchange potential solutions, and build collective knowledge.

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Virtual Coffee Hour: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Serious-Illness Care

Kimberly Johnson, Director of the Duke Center for REACH Equity and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and Cara James, President and CEO of Grantmakers In Health, discussed the critical challenges communities of color face in accessing serious-illness and palliative care.

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Dental Therapy Authorization Landscape and Advocacy Opportunities

This on-demand webinar highlights advocacy efforts to authorize dental therapy training, licensure, certification and ensure standardized metrics at both the state and national levels

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Overview of Oral Health in America: Removing the Stain of Disparity

This on-demand webinar features a discussion of the book details the landscape of oral health disparities and highly vulnerable populations.

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Leadership Discussion on Health Equity

On this call, philanthropic leaders discussed how institutions are broadening, deepening, or recasting efforts to achieve health equity to meet this moment; identified opportunities to align resources and coordinate planning within philanthropy and with allied sectors; and fostered connections between funders engaged in health equity and social justice work to help increase learning and collaboration, and to achieve the greatest impact.

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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 Sustainable Networks of Community Based Organizations to Improve Health

Participants explored early learnings from the ARCH initiative’s efforts, including emerging payment models, challenges encountered, and promising practices.

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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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Supporting Immigrants During the COVID-19 Crisis

On this webinar, leaders in the immigrant rights movement discussed how philanthropy can increase grantmaking dollars, shift grantmaking practices, embrace risk, and assert leadership to meet the challenges of this moment.

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The Climate, Health, and Equity Funding Landscape

This webinar detailed the results of a national survey of foundations and nonprofits working on climate, health, and equity.

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Roles for Funders in Supporting Community Resource Referral Platforms

Many health care organizations are beginning to screen patients for needs related to the social determinants of health and are seeking to establish referral relationships with community partners in order to address these needs.

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Funders Census Initiative Briefing Series: Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results

This webinar focused on messages that resonate within historically undercounted communities, based on recent focus groups and online messaging testing.

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Upcoming Events on Health Equity

GIH Events

Mastering the Vaccine Messaging: Funder Strategies and Collaborations

Join this session of the Media Impact Funders’ 2021 Forum to explore how funders are supporting organizations, projects, and collaborations to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence in communities of color.

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GIH Events

Vaccine Equity, Trusted Messengers, and Civic Infrastructure

Join this call to discuss collective strategies that can support COVID vaccine outreach now and strengthen civic engagement in the years ahead.

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GIH Events

2021 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy (Virtual)

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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