GIH Annual Conference: June 27-29, 2022 | Miami Florida & Virtual - 40 Years Together and focused on the FUTURE


All Sessions Are Listed in Eastern Daylight Time

June 27-29, 2022 Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

* Indicates conference activities limited to foundation staff and trustees

Monday, June 27

8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Site Visits (In-person only) 

  • Climate, Heat, and Health Equity: A Learning Tour of Miami-Dade County
    Miami-Dade County is a leader in addressing urban heat island effect and extreme heat, which causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard. This learning tour through Miami—the Dade County Street Response Clinic, local parks, worksites, and public space—focuses on the intersections of climate, heat, and health equity from the perspective of community leaders. Catalyst Miami, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action, We Count!, the South Florida Housing Link Collaborative, the Solar and Energy Loan Fund, and the County’s Chief Heat Officer will highlight their work to address extreme heat and displacement due to climate gentrification, while sharing about the unique history and culture of Miami-Dade County, Florida.
  • Live Healthy Miami Gardens: Healthy Community Partnership
    With a population of 113,012, the City of Miami Gardens is the third-largest city in Miami-Dade County and the largest predominantly African-American municipality in the state of Florida. With a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $41,139, it is a vibrant and diverse city with a strong sense of community spirit and civic pride. Join this site visit to learn about Live Healthy Miami Gardens (LHMG), a coalition of 46 member organizations and over 100 individuals, working to drive citywide changes that measurably improve the health and life expectancy of the city’s residents. Designed to develop, implement, and sustain effective community-level health strategies related to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; healthy eating and improved nutrition; mental health; physical activity; and primary health care, LHMG uses a collective impact model to bring people together and strengthen the community’s capacity for collaborative planning and collective action.
  • The Underline: Transforming Unused Land into a Community Space and Asset
    In a city where only seven percent of the land is designated park space, you have to get creative when growing designated green spaces in a rapidly growing community.  Visit the first phase of The Underline, which will ultimately become a 10-mile linear park connection for all of Miami, to see how the repurposing of land beneath the Miami Metrorail is increasing opportunities for social interaction, exercise, and immersion in the native ecology. Through multimodal trails, gathering spaces, native pollinator gardens, bioswales, and public art, The Underline is engaging community members in multigenerational health and wellness, educational, cultural, and recreational programming.

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Focus Groups (In-person only)

  • Focus Group on GIH’s Leadership and Influence
  • Focus Group on GIH’s Programs and Products

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CEO Working Group on Access and Coverage (Invitational, In-person only)

11:30 am – 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Newcomers' Welcome (In-person only)

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Opening Plenary Session

2:15 – 4:45 p.m. Workshops ⏯ (In-person only with recordings available on platform after 24 hours)

  • Accountability and Transparency for Health Foundation Boards – At Capacity
    How should health foundation trustees hold themselves accountable to their organizations, to each other, and most importantly to the communities they serve? While foundation trustees are legally obligated to fulfill fiduciary responsibilities, excellence in philanthropic governance demands going beyond the minimal standards set by regulatory requirements. Highly effective boards engage in a deliberate, ongoing process of self-reflection, assessment, and continuous improvement. They challenge themselves to consider: Are we investing philanthropic resources in the best possible uses? Does the governing board authentically represent the diverse interests and demographics of the communities served? Do we clearly and candidly communicate our values, strategic priorities, and decisionmaking? Do we actively engage community members in our deliberations? Can we do better? Join this stimulating, interactive workshop to explore governance policies and practices that promote a vibrant culture of accountability and transparency.
  • Applying Trust-Based Philanthropy: Evaluation and Learning – At Capacity
    Trust-based philanthropy seeks to address the inherent power imbalance between foundations and nonprofits and to foster a more equitable nonprofit ecosystem. It also takes a more expansive view of evaluation and learning. This workshop will explore how health funders are building strong relationships with and learning alongside their grantee partners as they tackle complex issues. Participants will hear from funders operationalizing trust-based philanthropy about how they measure impact, including the tools they have developed to facilitate evaluation and learning.
  • Building Healthy, Resilient, and Equitable School Food Systems
    The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the importance of our nation’s school food systems as a vital resource for the health and well-being of children. With school instruction shifting online and childcare shutting down for much of the past two years, many communities struggled to provide their most vulnerable children with nutritious meals. These challenges have opened an important window of opportunity to improve our school food systems. Join this workshop for an engaging series of conversations with colleagues and leaders in the field about the current needs of families and children; opportunities for public-private partnership; and strategies to make our school food systems more healthy, resilient, and equitable.
  • Public Health Policy and Practice: Why Funders Should Care and What They Can Do – At Capacity
    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed cracks in public health infrastructure, workforce shortfalls, and policy challenges. Communities of color and low-income people have been most heavily impacted by systemic challenges to public health authority, infrastructure, and capacity. This workshop is designed to give funders an overview of why public health should be a programming and grantmaking priority and will provide concrete examples of how public health agencies can advance racial justice and health equity. The first hour will include a brief ecosystem overview of public health and a discussion of current trends and issues in public health, such as pre-emption and authority attacks, as well as capacity issues such as workforce development. The second hour will include a short panel on how philanthropy can address public health, and then move into small, action-oriented group discussions on topics such as the use of multisector collaboratives to advance public health and using intermediaries and public health institutes to address funding challenges or restrictions. Speakers will include leaders from public health, philanthropy, and health justice movements.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Plenary Session

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception (In-person only)

Tuesday, June 28

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Power Walk (In-person only)

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Networking Breakfasts * (In-person only)

  • Networking Breakfast on Health Equity
  • Networking Breakfast for Presidents, CEOs, and Executive Directors
  • Networking Breakfast on Rural Health
  • Networking Breakfast for Trustees
  • Networking Breakfast on Youth Behavioral Health Equity

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • A Human-Centered Approach to Life, Relationships, Sex, and Reproductive Autonomy
  • Centering Black Voices: A Case Study in Philanthropic Reparations
  • Good Trouble: Philanthropy as a Force for Building Power for Change
  • How a Healthy News Ecosystem Supports Healthy Communities
  • Improving Access to Mental Health through Black-Led Community Partnerships
  • Learnings from the Frontline: Policy and Advocacy Lessons through Medicaid Expansion

10:15 – 10:35 a.m. Quick Takes

  • Advancing a Health Equity Framework through Pandemic Response: Foundations' Leadership Role
  • Using GIS to Visualize the Impacts of Philanthropy

10:45 – 11:05 a.m. Quick Takes

  • Health System Engagement for Advancing Climate Solutions
  • The Community Benefit Insight Platform: Promoting Transparency to Inspire Action

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Sessions * (In-person only)

  • Networking Session on COVID's Impact on Child Health and Learning
  • Networking Session for Communicators Staff
  • Networking Session for Limited Asset Funders
  • Networking Session on Telehealth

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Focus Groups (In-person only)

  • Focus Group on GIH’s Leadership and Influence
  • Focus Group on GIH’s Programs and Products

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Awards Plenary Luncheon 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Wellness Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 

  • Bringing It Home: Local Impact Investing as a Tool for Equitable Development
  • Opportunities to Enhance Community Climate Resilience
  • Partnering with Community-Based Organizations: Achieving Health Equity During and After a Public Health Crisis
  • Sharing Power with Community Members for Better Health Outcomes
  • Where We Go From Here: From Commitment to Action for Racial Justice

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Quick Takes 

  • Engaging Congregations for Community Health
  • Seeding and Catalyzing Innovation

3:00 – 3:20 p.m. Quick Take

  • Expanding Grantees' Government Affairs and Fundraising Capacities

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Wellness Break

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Plenary Session

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Reception: New World Center, home of the New World Symphony (In-person only)

Wednesday, June 29

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Networking Breakfasts * (In-person only)

  • Networking Breakfast on Community Power-building and Civic Engagement
  • Networking Breakfast on the Health Care Workforce and Provider Burnout
  • Networking Breakfast on Oral Health
  • Networking Breakfast on Trends and Topics in Conversion Foundation Governance

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Plenary Session

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Green Space for All: Increasing Access to Nature as a Public Health Priority
  • Lessons from the Field: How Philanthropy is Tackling Firearm Violence
  • Partnering with State Medicaid Agencies to Advance Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity
  • Race Class Narrative in Action: Working to End the Overdose Crisis
  • The Future of Evaluation: Focusing on Democracy and Equity
  • What If We Healed? A Transformational Journey

11:00 – 11:20 a.m. Quick Takes

  • Value-Based Funding Model: Lessons Learned from Funder and Grantee

11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Quick Takes

  • Amplifying Youth Voice to Promote Teen Mental Health
  • Keeping Our Kids Safe From Toxic Environmental Exposures

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Closing Plenary – Public Health After COVID-19: What’s Our North Star?

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Strategy Session

  • Advancing LGBTQ Health Equity
    Policies that threaten the health and safety of LGBTQ communities are being introduced in a rising number of states across the country. These policies cover a wide range of issues – including education, employment, health care, housing, and public accommodation – and jeopardize philanthropy’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. This strategic discussion will focus on the acute health needs of LGBTQ communities, recent threats to LGBTQ equality and well-being, and promising philanthropic strategies to secure LGBTQ health equity. It will be the first in a series of conversations focused on actionable steps funders can take to protect the physical and mental health of LGBTQ communities.