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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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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Legislative Opportunities to Increase Health Care Access and Coverage

This webinar discussed the key features of the American Rescue Plan Act and the Build Back Better framework—which include extending marketplace subsidies, addressing the Medicaid coverage gap, providing funding for clinics and health centers, supporting consumer assistance and enforcement, funding reinsurance and affordability programs—and discussed philanthropy’s opportunity to engage in the resulting work in communities across the country.

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Standing Together: Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Relief Funds and Immigrant Communities

This webinar featured a dive into the findings and a discussion on how foundations can prepare for future relief efforts.

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Preparing for the End of the Public Health Emergency: State Strategies for Coverage Retention

This webinar explored the key issues that states will face at the end of the PHE and strategies that are being designed to ensure families no longer eligible for Medicaid will not go uninsured.

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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: Advancing Health Equity for the Homebound

Older adults who are homebound are often socially isolated, have unmet care needs, and suffer high mortality—and being homebound is not uncommon. In 2011, data showed that more older adults were homebound than living in nursing homes. This Quick Take will highlight the epidemiology and characteristics of homebound older adults, a population often invisible to society, and discuss why funders should include the homebound in their efforts to advance health care equity.

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2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Measuring What Matters to Older Adults

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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Achieving an Affordable Health Care System

This webinar offered an overview on current cost drivers in the health care system, how policy teams in various states are tackling this work, and which populations are particularly at risk.

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Expanding Telehealth Equitably

This timely conversation identified the limitations of telehealth and explored how philanthropy can help make this service delivery mode more equitable for all.

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Care for the Seriously Ill in Low-Income Communities

Join us for a discussion of two trailblazing programs that are addressing the care needs of the most vulnerable and seriously ill. This session explored how each program works, how palliative care can be effective in addressing disparities and social determinants of health, and how grantmakers can play a vital role.

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Post-Election Discussion: Moving Forward on Health Care

On this webinar, participants learned key insights into the prospects for increasing health care access, advancing health equity, and improving the delivery system. Participants heard innovative messaging research that suggests how to engage the broadest possible audience on these critical issues.

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The Future of the Affordable Care Act

This webinar provided an analysis of the most recent Supreme Court case to decide the future of the Affordable Care Act.

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If Not Now, When? Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care

Participants learned key highlights, and recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, “Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health.”

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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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State Policymakers Respond to COVID-19

During this webinar, attendees learned about coverage pathways for testing and treatment, Medicaid strategies that support providers, and state budget considerations.

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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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Foundations Providing Emergency Loans to FQHCs

During this time of creative and flexible grantmaking, funders are considering working with community development financial institutions to advance capital through low-interest to no-interest loans in order to help providers weather the economic disruptions caused by the pandemic.

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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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Rhetoric to Reality: Meaningful Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

During this webinar, speakers shared lessons learned from the formal evaluation of the Consumer Voices for Innovation Project and from the grantees themselves.

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Upcoming Events on Population Health

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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