2023 Fall Forum

The 2023 Fall Forum will provide policy-engaged funders with information on current issues, access to leading thinkers, and connections with grantmaking peers. This year’s theme is Feeding Hearts and Minds: Food as Medicine, Divided Media, and Implications for Public Policy.

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Three Years Later, Funding Social Movements Matters More Than Ever (Two-Part Series)

Join us for a two-part virtual, interactive series to explore social movements, the needs of movement leaders, and promising practices from funders.  

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Roundtable Discussion for Funders with Less Than $30 million in Assets

Participants joined this informal networking session to talk with their peers about cost-effective ways to strengthen their organization’s communications capacity.

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Workforce Policy Advisory Group Discussion

During this webinar, participants shared their advice and insights on high-impact policy changes to further health workforce development.

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Farm Bill Platforms from the Field – Strengthening Food and Nutrition Security

Leaders from the field convened for a conversation with experts from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Fair Food Network, and the Bipartisan Policy Center, who provided insight into the current nutrition policy landscape in Congress, the priorities each organization is advocating for in the 2023 Farm Bill, and how funders can support efforts to strengthen food and nutrition security in communities across the country.

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Roundtable Discussion for Health Funders’ Policy Staff

During this informal roundtable discussion, participants connected with their peers, shared pressing issues, and helped plan a networking session to be convened at the GIH Annual Conference.

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Supporting Communities to Leverage Federal Food and Nutrition Opportunities

Leaders from the field explored the current federal options to support food access and nutrition and how philanthropy can better help support communities. 

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Preventing Toxic Petrochemical Rail Disasters

During this webinar, speakers provided an overview of the key stakeholders involved in determining rail safety, the state and federal hazardous materials transport policies that govern their actions, and recommendations for immediate and decisive action by government and industry.

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Protecting Public Health and Safety in the Event of Toxic Petrochemical Rail Disasters

During this webinar, participants heard from public health experts and leaders providing real-time guidance for ground-zero and near-field communities impacted by events in East Palestine, Ohio, who, over the past decade, have championed responsive public safety policies for the Ohio River Valley region and other industrialized high-risk areas in the US.

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Accelerating Healthy Aging for All Through Impact Investing

Leaders from the field convened for a conversation on how funders can leverage impact investing to advance their missions.

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Multisector Plans for Aging: A Global Perspective

Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers In Health convened a conversation around planning efforts worldwide, philanthropy’s role in catalyzing multi-sector plans, and the feasibility of a national U.S. plan for aging.

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State Policies to Improve Maternal and Infant Health

During this session, participants learned more about the state policy landscape related to maternal and infant health and explore how health funders can advance health-promoting policies.

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CalAIM, Street Medicine, and Homeless Services

This webinar focused on the intersection of CalAIM and street medicine—an emerging movement to provide direct care services to homeless individuals.

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Exploring GIH’s Policy Priorities for 2023

During this session, participants learned more about GIH’s public policy goals and objectives for 2023 and provided input on our activities to advance these priorities.

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COVID-19 Year Four: Implications for Philanthropy

Moderated by CDP’s President and CEO, Patty McIlreavy, the panel discussed how COVID-19 changed the giving landscape over the past three years and explored future needs. Speakers discussed the difficult nature of the intersection of COVID-19 with disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, as well as the positive trends that emerged because of the high needs stemming from the pandemic.

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Strengthening Climate, Health, and Equity Work in the Midwest

This meeting gathered representatives from philanthropy, government, health and environmental sectors, and grassroots and community groups in the Midwest for learning, relationship-building, and information-sharing.

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Promoting the Health and Well-being of Immigrant Workers in Rural Communities

During this webinar, we held a discussion with immigrant justice movement leaders on how they are working to protect the health, safety, and well-being of immigrant workers in rural communities.

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Opportunities for Philanthropic Investment in Rural Connectivity and Broadband

Grantmakers In Health and Appalachia Funders Network discussed examples of philanthropic investment in rural broadband connectivity, a key component of rural infrastructure that supports health, employment, and education.

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CEO Working Group Webinar

Leaders in the field will discuss the role funders can play to improve the health of undocumented immigrants, including opportunities to extend health care coverage.

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Rural Investment Models for Substance Use Disorder Recovery Ecosystems

Grantmakers In Health and New York Funders Alliance explored funding models that boost multi-sector support systems for people in recovery from substance use disorders in rural communities.

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Upcoming Events on Population Health

Firearm Violence Prevention Learning Community: The Role of Health Care Providers and Systems

This virtual convening of the Learning Community focuses on the role of health care providers and systems in firearm violence prevention efforts and ways health philanthropy can support this work.

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Better Health for All: The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Health Equity – Online Workshop 3

Are you interested in learning about the current challenges in health philanthropy and social justice? Do you want to ensure authentic community engagement in your initiatives? Join us for this special virtual series and uncover how we can collectively move towards an inclusive approach to health philanthropy.

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Better Health for All: The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Health Equity – Online Workshop 2

Are you interested in learning about the current challenges in health philanthropy and social justice? Do you want to ensure authentic community engagement in your initiatives? Join us for this special virtual series and uncover how we can collectively move towards an inclusive approach to health philanthropy.

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