Fall Forum 2022

November 16-18, 2022

Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf

Better Health Policy Through Stronger Communities

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Registration Deadline: November 10, 2022

The 2022 Grantmakers In Health 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 Better Health Policy Through Stronger Communities, and the forum will feature programming focused on what funders can do to strengthen community engagement, advance LGBTQ health equity, and support policies to achieve better health for all. Please note that this year’s Fall Forum is in-person only; no virtual option is available. The discounted room block rate at the conference hotel expired on October 25, 2022. However, you can still secure lodging at the conference hotel by clicking here or by calling 202.484.1000.

This year’s Fall Forum will be held in-person on November 16-18, 2022 in Washington, DC at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf hotel.


Each day will offer a deep dive into specific policy areas: 

  • The opening day of the Fall Forum (November 16) will build on conversations from the 2022 GIH annual conference about how health funders can fill the gap in achieving LGBTQ health equity. This session will provide a careful look at the urgent legislative threats to the LGBTQ community and the health impact of those threats. Funders will participate in conversations about supporting advocacy, policy, and community engagement work that both addresses policy threats and supports the health; emotional well-being; and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.  
  • In addition to featuring 2022 Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecturer: Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the second day of the Fall Forum (November 17) will center on how health funders can affect policy change to achieve better health for all, with a special focus on Medicaid and CHIP.
  • The closing day of the Fall Forum (November 18) will explore community organizing as a critical strategy for building power to advance health equity. Community members should be active and direct participants in decisionmaking processes that shape their lives and are best positioned to identify and advocate for the deep structural changes that are needed to address inequity. Sessions will examine the key characteristics of successful power-building efforts and consider the challenges and opportunities for funders seeking to transform power dynamics at the community level.   

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Lauren LeRoy Lecture

We are excited to announce that Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will deliver the Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecture at GIH’s upcoming Fall Forum on Thursday, November 17 at 12:00 p.m.

The Fall Forum features the Lauren LeRoy lecture, a lecture series established in honor of former GIH President and CEO Lauren LeRoy and her commitment to increasing communication between the worlds of philanthropy and policy. Funders who attend the Fall Forum return home with a deeper understanding of important topics, an introduction to key players, and ideas about how to apply what they have learned to their work.

RateIn-Person (Through Nov 10)
GIH Funding Partners$499
Philanthropy Support Partners$499
Non-Funding Partners$699

In celebration of GIH’s 40th anniversary, new Funding Partners who join by November 1st receive one complimentary registration to GIH's Fall Forum. Learn more about joining GIH on our website or contact Lana Jacobus.

Not sure if you belong to a GIH Funding Partner or GIH Philanthropy Support Partner organization? Click here to view our directory.  

Funder takeaways include:

  • Learn how health funders can fill the gap in achieving LGBTQ health equity
  • Explore what health funders can do to affect policy change and
  • Gain a deep understanding of community organizing as a critical strategy for building power