Nutrition Incentives: Lessons and Opportunities to Improve Healthy Food Access

This webinar discussed how these effective nutrition incentive programs have enabled vibrant public-private partnerships across the country, the current state of the field and research, and the opportunities for health funders to leverage these opportunities to improve healthy food access.

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Food Access and Security Learning Community Calls

This meeting focused on the current state of food and nutrition incentives, with a particular emphasis on the impact of the pandemic and the future of these interventions. The meeting featured Oran Hesterman, Noah Fulmer, and Katie Jones of Fair Food Network.  

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2021 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy (Virtual)

The 2021 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy will be held virtually from Tuesday, June 8 to Friday, June 11, 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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2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Good Food Purchasing: A Roadmap for the Post-Pandemic Food System We Need

This Quick Take will share and highlight key pillars for successful food system transformation using values-based procurement; stories of leadership, innovation, and perseverance; recommended actions and investments needed to accelerate change at the scale and pace we need; and a vision for movement building, policy, and action to transform our food system over the next ten years.

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Making Healthy School Food Accessible: Key Lessons from the Pandemic

This webinar discussed the challenges school meal programs are facing due to the pandemic, key lessons learned, and roles grantmakers can play to ensure that schools and communities are equipped for success.

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Food Access and Security Learning Community Calls

This meeting focused on reconciling emergency food response with need for food systems reform, but also covered several other topics (i.e., lifting-up grassroots voices and ending philanthropic paternalism; looking at natural disasters, equity, and food systems in addition to health outcomes and SDOH; climate change’s impacts on food systems; environmental justice and food systems; what the current public health response looks like with food systems; and investing at the federal and local policy levels).

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Food Access and Security Learning Community Calls

This call provided an opportunity for participants to share feedback on the 2020 Fall Forum meeting, Food for a Healthier America. 

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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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2020 Fall Forum: Food for a Healthier America

Food for a Healthier America examined current food access and security policy, the gaps and challenges laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunities for positive policy change, and philanthropy’s role in creating a more equitable and just food system.

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Food Access and Security Learning Community Calls

This meeting of the learning community focused on addressing food equity and the role of philanthropy.  The meeting featured Navina Khanna of HEAL Food Alliance, who presented and spoke with attendees. 

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Food Access and Security Learning Community Calls

This meeting focused on the response to COVID-19, the opportunities and challenges moving beyond the immediate response to meaningful systems change, and the role funders might play in this work. The meeting featured Brian Lang and Caroline Harries from The Food Trust as presenters and discussants.  

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COVID-19: Implications for Healthy Food Access and Security

On this webinar , participants learned more about the critical challenges the food system is facing; how the food safety net is responding; and how grantmakers can help with immediate needs, the eventual recovery, and beyond.

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Dollar Stores’ Growing Impact on Local Food Environments

This webinar discussed the expansion of dollar stores and how funders might start to address the challenges that they present.

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HEAL Funder Learning Community Meeting #3

This third convening of the GIH HEAL Learning Community was held September 24-25, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Replicating Global Maternal and Child Health Innovations in the United States

This webinar taught participants about domestic maternal and child health innovations adapted from global initiatives.

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Innovations in the Field of Food is Medicine

Cosponsored with Funders Concerned About AIDS Providing healthy, nutritionally appropriate food to prevent or address specific health conditions is a rapidly growing and evolving field. This webinar was about the latest innovations and leadership efforts in the “Food is Medicine” movement, including Community Servings’ launch of the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan and the…

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When Hospitals Deliver More Than Health Care

This webinar was a conversation with Randy Oostra, President and CEO of ProMedica, about how health systems translate understanding about the social determinants of health into action.

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HEAL Learning Community Call 1.24.18

Listen to the Jan 24, 2018 HEAL Learning Community call.

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Upcoming Events on Healthy Eating and Active Living

GIH Events

Food Access and Security Learning Community Calls

 This meeting will feature an update on and discussion of federal priorities and opportunities for public-private partnership to improve nutrition security. The meeting will feature Kumar Chandran, Senior Advisor – Nutrition, in the Office of the Secretary at USDA. 

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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 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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