‘Digging In’ to Create a Healthy Agriculture System

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF), a Grantmakers In Health (GIH) Philanthropy Support Partner, recently released their first documentary film, Digging In, in partnership with Masika Henson, Nathan.works, and Vatheuer Family Foundation. The documentary aims to help funders understand how land access, consolidation, and climate change affect U.S. agriculture, which are all factors that impact health and equity. To learn more about the creation and inspiration behind the film, GIH conducted the following Q&A with SAFSF’s Executive Director Clare Fox.

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MetroWest Health Foundation: November 2023

Reports

The MetroWest Health Foundation released the 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment. The report provides updated health and demographic data that can be used to inform the work of local government and community health and social service programs within the 25-MetroWest communities served by the foundation.

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Case Study Examines Early Learnings in Using Medicaid Payments for Food is Medicine

A new resource commissioned by the Fair Food Network examines the early learnings from the Healthy Opportunities Pilots effort in North Carolina to use federal 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver funding to scale and sustain community-based implementation of a combination of produce prescription programs, medically tailored meal programs, and nutrition education.

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It’s Time to Move: Physical Activity as Medicine

Participants learned of the current achievements and milestones, the important next steps, and opportunities for philanthropy to lead the effort to integrate physical activity into America’s healthcare system. Speakers included Liz Joy of Sequelae and Lore Health, Cassandra Stish of Welld Health, and Laurie Whitsel of the American Heart Association. 

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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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