Featured Resources

RRF Foundation for Aging Releases Call to Action to Address Older Adult Debt Burden

In a new Call to Action, RRF Foundation for Aging illuminates a problem hidden for too long – older adult debt – and calls on advocates, researchers, service providers, funders and others to get involved with addressing this urgent issue.

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Task Force Releases Report to Inform White House Conference

Authored by the Task Force on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, “Ambitious, Actionable Recommendations to End Hunger, Advance Nutrition, and Improve Health in the United States” offers policy recommendations and actions to advance the goals of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health to end hunger, improve nutrition, and reduce diet-related diseases in the United States by 2030.

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What an Ideal Health Care System Might Look Like: Perspectives from Older Black and Latinx Adults

A new research publication from The Commonwealth Fund, “What an Ideal Health Care System Might Look Like: Perspectives from Older Black and Latinx Adults,” examines what health care should do to better respect people’s identities, health needs, and preferences.

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Latest Resources

Cara V. James Interviewed on Rural Matters Podcast: Fostering Healthier Rural Communities

Cara V. James was interviewed by Michael Levin-Epstein on the November 15, 2022 episode of the Rural Matters podcast about GIH’s work to support rural populations, combatting racial and socioeconomic disparities in rural health, philanthropy’s role in closing workforce gaps in rural communities, and more.

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RRF Foundation for Aging Releases Call to Action to Address Older Adult Debt Burden

In a new Call to Action, RRF Foundation for Aging illuminates a problem hidden for too long – older adult debt – and calls on advocates, researchers, service providers, funders and others to get involved with addressing this urgent issue.

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Cara V. James Interviewed on TED Health Podcast: Advancing Public Health

Grantmakers In Health President and CEO Cara V. James was interviewed by Shoshana Ungerleider on the September 21, 2022 episode of the TED Health podcast about challenges faced by the U.S. public health system.

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Strengthening Social Connection and Opportunities in Rural Communities

This brief describes an unfolding learning journey intended to strengthen social connection, resident voice, and agency to address inequities in rural health and well-being. Along the way, we have come to realize the important lessons for each of our institutions and ways in which we are better off for having taken this approach to our work.

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Children’s Environmental Health Day: Actions Needed Now to Protect Our Children’s Health

It has been over a decade since the World Health Organization raised the alarm that chronic diseases—including cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome—are rapidly becoming an epidemic in developed nations, and increasingly, in developing nations. Escalating rates of neurocognitive, metabolic, autoimmune, and cardiovascular diseases cannot be solely attributed to lifestyle, genetics, and nutrition. Prenatal, early life, and ongoing exposures, along with bio-accumulative toxicants, are playing a large role in the increased incidence of chronic disease. In fact, we need only look at the statistics to see that chronic disease rates in children are on the rise, and this can often be linked to toxic exposures.

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Rural Road Trip Showcases Resiliency, Collaboration, Innovation, and the Need for a Shared Vision for Rural Health in the United States

Last month I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Georgia and North Carolina with key partners in rural health. Our “rural road trip” was a refreshing journey that provided inspiration for philanthropy’s work and a reminder that ensuring better health for all must engage all rural communities.

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Publications and Reports

GIH Events

Childhood Immunization: Protecting Individuals and Communities

Childhood immunizations are one of the greatest public health achievements in modern times. Questions, however, have been raised about the value and safety of specific vaccines – underscoring the need for balanced, accurate information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent. 

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GIH Events

Spanning the Generations: Putting Health Grantmaking in an Intergenerational Context

This report features keynote addresses by Marian Wright Edelman, John W. Rowe, and Gene Cohen.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Population Health

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