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Grantmakers In Health Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs to improve health.

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Its mission is to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to help strengthen the grantmaking community's knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. Formally launched in 1982, GIH is known today as the profe

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Its mission is to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to help strengthen the grantmaking community's knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. Formally launched in 1982, GIH is known today as the profe

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We are calling for session proposals for our annual conference, Focused on the Future! We are accepting proposals for br...
09/24/2021
2021 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy - Call for Proposals

We are calling for session proposals for our annual conference, Focused on the Future! We are accepting proposals for breakout sessions, quick takes, and site visits until 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

We are encouraging session proposals that represent diverse perspectives and candid thoughts about your experiences, and to design dynamic sessions that engage participants. We welcome sessions that address a range of issues related to health, community partnership, policy and advocacy, and foundation governance and operations.

https://2022gihcfp.hubb.me/

To submit a proposal for the 2022 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, please create an account below or log in to update an existing proposal.

Registration is now open for GIH's Virtual Fall Forum, taking place November 15-19! This year's virtual convening will p...
09/16/2021
2021 GIH Fall Forum

Registration is now open for GIH's Virtual Fall Forum, taking place November 15-19! This year's virtual convening will provide policy-engaged health funders with information on current issues, access to leading thinkers, and connections with grantmaking peers. The convening will feature two programming series: Building Momentum to Advance and Institutionalize Equity and From Crisis to Care: Decriminalizing Mental Illness and Addiction. Will we see you there?

Each fall, GIH offers programming designed for funders with a strong interest in he

We are excited to announce a call for nominations for the 2022 Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy and 2022 Terrance Keenan Le...
09/13/2021
Awards | Grantmakers In Health

We are excited to announce a call for nominations for the 2022 Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy and 2022 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy.

The awards will be designated to individuals who have made innumerable contributions in the fields of health and health care, and who exemplify the core values of their respective, honourable namesakes. Funders interested in submitting a nomination should review the award brochures for eligibility and submission guidelines. All nominations must be received by Friday, December 3, 2021.

The awards will be presented at the 2022 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, which will be held June 27-29 in Miami, Florida. While the conference is currently slated to be held in Miami, Florida, the format (in person, virtual, or a hybrid of the two) is subject to change based on COVID-19 developments.

Don't miss this opportunity to nominate an outstanding grantee or grantmaker!

GIH awards are designated to individuals who have made innumerable contributions to the fields of health and health care.

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed both the power and the vulnerability of care workers as essential workers in our society....
09/09/2021
Access Exclusive Content | Grantmakers In Health

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed both the power and the vulnerability of care workers as essential workers in our society. Through their largely invisible work, these workers—who are often women of color and immigrants—support the health and quality of life of children, older adults, and people with disabilities, while also allowing the families of those receiving care to remain in the workforce. Yet, care workers’ low wages, limited benefits, and poor job quality put their health at risk and may limit their ability to play their crucial role in sustaining families, communities, and the economy.

Join us for an on-demand conversation featuring community-based leaders and funders about why investing in care workers is vital to the future of health and our economy. This panel also explores policy opportunities that can drive change in the nation’s pandemic recovery and innovative local practices that can lead to greater health, racial, and gender equity. Speakers include Nancy Maldonado of Chicano Federation of San Diego County, Teresita Sattar of Courage Co-op, Jennette Shay of Price Philanthropies Foundation, Aquilina Soriano of Pilipino Workers Center (PWC), and Rachel Wick of Blue Shield of California Foundation.

Funding Partner Staff and Trustees are able to register for access. If you need any assistance, please contact us: 202.452.8331 [email protected]

What type of conversion foundations are there? How many are there in the U.S.? Learn more in our latest report: Update f...
08/31/2021

What type of conversion foundations are there? How many are there in the U.S.? Learn more in our latest report: Update from the Field: Results of GIH's 2021 Review of Health Care Conversion Foundations.

https://www.gih.org/publication/2021-conversion-foundations-report/

What type of conversion foundations are there? How many are there in the U.S.? Learn more in our latest report: Update from the Field: Results of GIH's 2021 Review of Health Care Conversion Foundations.

https://www.gih.org/publication/2021-conversion-foundations-report/

“Six years ago, Palm Health Foundation launched our Healthier Together initiative, committing $1 million to six communit...
08/23/2021
Palm Health Foundation | Grantmakers In Health

“Six years ago, Palm Health Foundation launched our Healthier Together initiative, committing $1 million to six communities with the greatest health disparities in Palm Beach County. Healthier Together represented a radical shift in our #grantmaking – we put residents at the core of developing health solutions around their own needs, rather than force-fitting a system that doesn’t always recognize the complexity, culture, context and circumstances of diverse communities."

Our latest Bulletin shares insights in #healthphilanthropy from Palm Health Foundation's CEO & President Patrick McNamara in this Grantmaker Focus.

Six years ago, the foundation launched our Healthier Together initiative, committing $1 million to six communities with the greatest health disparities in Palm Beach County. Healthier Together represented a radical shift in our grantmaking – we put residents at the core of developing health soluti...

Our August Bulletin covered a lot of ground: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Episcopal Health Foundation  dis...
08/20/2021
GIH Bulletin: August 2021 | Grantmakers In Health

Our August Bulletin covered a lot of ground: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Episcopal Health Foundation discuss strategies and accomplishments from their cross-funder collaboration; we released our 2021 Update from the Field infographic about #conversion foundations; and the Palm Health Foundation shares their #ViewFromTheField.

The Bulletin also includes the latest on #grantmaking, awards, transitions, and other news in #healthphilanthropy.

Health care conversion foundations bring substantial resources to communities throughout the country. GIH’s 2021 Update from the Field infographic offers a fresh look at this important sector within health philanthropy.

Health care conversion foundations bring substantial resources to communities throughout the country. GIH's 2021 Update ...
08/17/2021
Update from the Field: Results of Grantmakers In Health’s 2021 Review of Health Care Conversion Foundations Infographic | Grantmakers In Health

Health care conversion foundations bring substantial resources to communities throughout the country. GIH's 2021 Update from the Field infographic offers a fresh look at this sector within health philanthropy. Check out our latest report!

GIH’s 2021 Update from the Field infographic offers a fresh look at this important sector within health philanthropy, documenting its continued growth. It also explores the origins, tax-exempt status, asset size, and geographic diversity of conversion foundations.

At our #GIHac conference in June, we heard from Tim Putnam, CEO of Margaret Mary Health , and Justin Maxson, Deputy Unde...
08/13/2021
2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Embedding Rural Issues in Equity Conversations

At our #GIHac conference in June, we heard from Tim Putnam, CEO of Margaret Mary Health , and Justin Maxson, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture discuss embedding #rural issues into #equity conversations, in a conversation moderated by Nashville Health Founder and Chairman, Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jm4Y0nmr0s

Tim Putnam, Chief Executive Officer of Margaret Mary Health, and Justin Maxson, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agricu...

Started as a pilot at Massachusetts General Hospital, Vot-ER has now expanded to partner with health care professionals ...
08/11/2021
2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Vot-ER: Vote like Your Health Depends On It!

Started as a pilot at Massachusetts General Hospital, Vot-ER has now expanded to partner with health care professionals and organizations all over the country to help patients register to vote.

Vot-ER provides resources to health care providers to offer a seamless, non-partisan way for patients to register to vote while they are waiting to receive health care services. Check out this #GIHac Quick Take to learn more about how Vot-ER can assist health care providers to improve #voterregistration and strengthen the civic infrastructure in the communities you serve.

Hospitals, community health clinics, and other health care providers are central touchpoints in communities that have an opportunity to address patients’ civ...

08/09/2021
2021 Conference Quick Take: Shifting From Hate to Health: Benefits of Leading From within Community

The current social and political context fosters hate speech and acts of hate against Muslims and Jews. Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white nationalism are weapons of racism promoting fear and isolation and putting individuals and entire communities at risk for stress, trauma, isolation, and poor health. By investing in organizations led by communities under attack—and through robust, genuine, and reciprocal relationships—grantee partners are shifting the focus from hate to health.

In this #GIHac Quick Take, hear from an interfaith panel with Claire Chang at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, Nausheena Hussain at Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment, and Carin Mrotz at Jewish Community Action to learn successful strategies to creating safer and more welcoming communities and drafting actionable steps for #health funders in #philanthropy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG7FkHGEr_c

The current social and political context fosters hate speech and acts of hate against Muslims and Jews. Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white nationalism ar...

Financial security is a #socialdeterminant of health, and debt stymies that security for individuals, communities, and t...
08/04/2021
2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Debt as a Social Determinant of Health

Financial security is a #socialdeterminant of health, and debt stymies that security for individuals, communities, and the economy. In this Quick Take from #GIHac, the Asset Funders Network will explore the burden of unmanageable debt arising from longstanding systemic inequities that degrades health and wealth for people of color. The session also shares research, strategies, and recommendations for #philanthropy to provide financial relief, and in turn, improve prosperity and well-being among Black and Latinx households.

Our financial security is a social determinant of health, and debt stymies that security for individuals, communities, and the economy. In this Quick Take, t...

This Quick Take from #GIHac provides an overview of person-driven outcomes, a more meaningful quality measurement for pe...
08/03/2021
2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: Measuring What Matters to Older Adults

This Quick Take from #GIHac provides an overview of person-driven outcomes, a more meaningful quality measurement for people with complex care needs. The NCQA - National Committee for Quality Assurance discusses how incorporating patient-driven, specific, and measurable goals into clinical workflows can inform a new approach to measuring health outcomes for this population.

Many existing quality measures target disease-specific, intermediate clinical outcomes that are not meaningful to people with complex care needs and do not e...

"According to Komen’s scientific advisors, as many as 1/3 of the 44,000 people in the U.S. expected to die from breast c...
08/02/2021
Achieving Health Equity is a Key Civil Rights Issue of Our Time | Grantmakers In Health

"According to Komen’s scientific advisors, as many as 1/3 of the 44,000 people in the U.S. expected to die from breast cancer this year could be saved without a single new medical breakthrough. These people are dying because they cannot access care in time and because the care they ultimately receive is not of equitable quality."

In this Views from the Field piece, Paula Schneider, President and CEO of Susan G. Komen, observes deep health disparities and shares four key interventions to achieve greater #healthequity: investing in research, advocate for change, taking a comprehensive approach, and supporting people with patient navigators.

Fifteen years ago, I heard the words no one wants to hear—I had breast cancer. Even so, I was lucky in that I had comprehensive health insurance, access to some of the best doctors, and could afford out-of-pocket costs. At Susan G. Komen, we know that not everyone is as fortunate.

"Start where you can, build trust by being trustworthy, and meet people doing the important work." Those were GIH CEO/Pr...
07/30/2021
2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Justice, Equity, and Philanthropy’s Future

"Start where you can, build trust by being trustworthy, and meet people doing the important work." Those were GIH CEO/President Cara's takeaways from this #GIHac plenary session on justice, #equity, and philanthropy’s future.

Melissa Berman, President/CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors ; Kathleen Enright, President/CEO of Council on Foundations ; Crystal Hayling, ED of The Libra Foundation; and Brenda Solorzano, CEO of Headwaters Foundation shared their thoughts in a conversation moderated by Healthy Communities Foundation President Maria Pesqueira.

Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of Council on Foundations; Crystal Hayling, Execu...

Hospital-based and hospital-linked violence intervention programs throughout the country are advancing comprehensive mod...
07/29/2021
2021 Annual Conference Quick Take: The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention

Hospital-based and hospital-linked violence intervention programs throughout the country are advancing comprehensive models of care that address the intersectional nature of trauma, social determinants of health, and violence. The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention fosters hospital and community collaborations to advance equitable, trauma-informed care and violence intervention and prevention programs.

This Quick Take session from last month's #GIHac will explore the challenges and opportunities of establishing and sustaining hospital-based violence intervention programs.

Hospital-based and hospital-linked violence intervention programs throughout the country are advancing comprehensive models of care that address the intersec...

"How do we address [social determinants] in our work in a systematic way?" Arthur Evans, Jr., CEO of American Psychologi...
07/29/2021
2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: A New Behavioral Health Paradigm

"How do we address [social determinants] in our work in a systematic way?"

Arthur Evans, Jr., CEO of American Psychological Association, discusses the need for a new #behavioralhealth paradigm at a plenary session held last month during #GIHac, Building a Just and Equitable Future.

Arthur Evans, Jr., American Psychological Association, discusses the need for a new behavioral health paradigm at the GIH annual conference, Building a Just ...

"Moving towards sustained and authentic relationship-building with community partners requires that we examine and shift...
07/21/2021
GIH Bulletin: June/July 2021 | Grantmakers In Health

"Moving towards sustained and authentic relationship-building with community partners requires that we examine and shift away from practices, policies, and behaviours that prioritize the transactional components of grantmaking. To do this, we must acknowledge and confront power where it lies within our foundations and work at all levels of the organization to truly make this shift."

Quoted above, we have a compelling piece from the 2020 Terrance Keenan Institute cohort in our latest GIH Bulletin. Also included in this month's issue: insights from Paula Schneider with Susan G. Komen about healthy equity as a civil rights issue; the Cameron Foundation's shifting focus to social determinants of health; and plenary sessions and Quick Takes from our Building a Just and Equitable Future conference last month.

https://www.gih.org/publication/gih-bulletin-july-2021/

Moving towards sustained and authentic relationship-building with community partners requires that we examine and shift away from practices, policies, and behaviors that prioritize the transactional components of grantmaking. To do this, we must acknowledge and confront power where it lies within ou...

The GIH Effective Philanthropy Fund supports several sessions at #GIHac! Thanks to our fund supporters: Caring for Color...
06/09/2021
GIH Effective Philanthropy Fund | Grantmakers In Health

The GIH Effective Philanthropy Fund supports several sessions at #GIHac! Thanks to our fund supporters: Caring for Colorado Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust, Connecticut Health Foundation, The Episcopal Health Foundation, The George Family Foundation, The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Helmsley Charitable Trust, Maine Health Access Foundation , Mat-Su Health Foundation, Metta Fund, Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH), The Montana Healthcare Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Salem Health and Wellness Foundation, and Sierra Health Foundation. Interested in learning more? Visit https://www.gih.org/effective-philanthropy-fund/.

The Effective Philanthropy Fund supports programming to build human capital at foundations and ensure organizational excellence in policies and practices.

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