Advancing State Data Collection on Opioid Treatment

GIH Events

This webinar learned about a national initiative launched by the Pew Charitable Trusts that offers states a core set of metrics to track opioid treatment access and use. Presenters described how better data collection can target critically needed progress and discuss the role philanthropy can play in these efforts.

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2022 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

The 2022 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy will be held June 27-29 virtually and 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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Aligning Efforts to Achieve Equitable Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health and Well-Being for Children and Youth

A mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) health crisis among children and youth has emerged due to the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting a significant concern and an opportunity for improving care and support for children and young people. In March 2022, Nemours Children’s Health and Grantmakers In Health cosponsored an invitational virtual meeting of funders focused on opportunities for systems change. Feedback from the convening was used to develop this report, which issues a call to action for philanthropic organizations and public-sector partners that are ready to move forward in improving MEB health. It describes existing philanthropic and federal MEB initiatives based on information gathered from policy scans, interviews, focus groups, and a convening of philanthropic organizations. Finally, it offers a potential portfolio of aligned strategies for private- and public-sector partners to consider.

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How Philanthropy Can Support 988 & Mental Health Crisis Care

Mindful Philanthropy recently released a resource document on how funders can support 988 implementation within a broader crisis response system. This guide dives deeper into impactful opportunities for funders to support 988 implementation and crisis system reform, with a keen eye toward state and local action.

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Philanthropy and Youth Mental Health

Irfan Hasan, deputy vice president for grants at The New York Community Trust, recently authored an opinion piece on philanthropy’s role in addressing youth mental health.

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Filling Youth Mental Health Gaps by Funding Innovation

The gap is widening between mental health care and our nation’s youth. The continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustices, and climate change are deepening this crevice and weighing on young people. The U.S. Surgeon General issued a stark warning on youth mental health, and doctors, hospitals, mental health organizations, and young people are also sounding the alarm.

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MetroWest Health Foundation’s Adolescent Health Survey

The MetroWest Health Foundation recently released the results from its 2021 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey, a biennial survey of middle and high school students in the 25-region served by the foundation. Survey findings found that rates of vaping and marijuana use have declined but mental health issues and cyberbullying have increased.

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