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Public Health Pathways to Preventing Violence

The Community Safety Realized report, developed by the Big Cities Health Coalition and the Prevention Institute, describes how the science and practice of public health and the values of equity and justice can shape a community-driven, multisector approach to safety.

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The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System

Trust for America’s Health has released its annual report examining federal, state and local public health funding trends and recommending investments and policy actions to build a stronger public health system, prioritize prevention, and address the ways in which social and economic inequities create barriers to good health.

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Funding Opportunities to Reduce Violence

The Alliance for Safety and Justice, a crime prevention and victim support organization, released a report detailing the grant opportunities for community-focused safety and violence prevention as a result of the $1.9 trillion stimulus and COVID-19 relief bill.

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Navigating the Impact of COVID-19

Current events are a reminder of how much our world is changing, and how essential it is that we come together to achieve better health at home and around the world.

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National, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials came together to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans

Creating an Age-Friendly Public Health System: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps

National, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials came together to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans.

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Issue Focus by Eileen Salinsky Sep 2019

Building an Evidence-Base for Gun Violence Prevention: Research and Data Needs

Gun violence prevention research is woefully underfunded, receiving significantly less research funding and scientific attention compared with other leading causes of death. Using a methodology that calculated expected levels of research investment based on mortality rates, one study estimated that between 2004 and 2015 gun violence received just 1.6 percent of the federal research support projected and had 4.5 percent of the volume of publications anticipated.

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Catalyzing Anchor Institutions to Invest in Healthy Local Economies

Catalyzing Anchor Institutions to Invest in Healthy Local Economies

Health care is uniquely positioned to serve as an anchor sector because of its evolving mission toward more holistically addressing community and well-being, its stable role as one of the largest, community-rooted employers, and its mostly nonprofit and public status.

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Supporting Health Care and Community-Based Organization Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health

Supporting Health Care and Community-Based Organization Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health

Increasingly, health systems, providers, and payers recognize the significant influence that social factors such as housing, food insecurity, employment status, and transportation have on well-being and health care spending.

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What’s Coming Up in 2019 for GIH and Health Philanthropy?

In 2019, there are several trends we will be following. These trends show that, in general, funders are grappling with the changing environments of service delivery, health in communities, and organizational effectiveness.

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Gun Violence Prevention Infographic (2018)

Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States, with approximately 120,000 Americans injured or killed by guns each year. GIH surveyed Funding Partners in June 2018 to explore investments in gun violence prevention and found that health funders who support gun violence prevention efforts are investing in a wide range of prevention strategies, including support for high-risk populations and policy advocacy. The survey results have been compiled into a one-page summary infographic.

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Gun Violence Prevention

A key topic of conversation at this year’s GIH board retreat was the role of health philanthropy and GIH in responding to gun violence.

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Public-Private Collaboration to Catalyze Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices

Working together, public and private funders can create lasting health improvements in the communities they serve. Foundations and state health agencies often have the same goals; they may even fund the same organizations, programs, and individuals.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Population Health

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Interested in learning more? Contact Eileen Salinsky.