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The Local Sprouts Project: A Farm to Childcare Collaborative - A Resource Guide

August 21, 2014

The main objective of this toolkit is to identify the barriers to providing farm fresh foods in childcare programs and schools, and to solve these issues with thoughtful regard for the fiscal realities that have often kept fresh and local food out of programs that serve low- and moderate-income families.

Healthy and Active Communities 2013 Evaluation Report: Key Findings to Date

July 21, 2014

Missouri is the 17th most obese state in the nation. Although adult obesity rates are starting to level off, they are still high, signaling a need for a continued focus on obesity prevention in the state. This report draws on projects implemented from 2007-2013 across Missouri that combat obesity using innovative methods. Projects cultivated multi-sectoral partnerships to help implement and sustain their work across three primary activity categories:Access and EnvironmentCommunity Engagement and EducationPolicy and Advocacy

CALM Evaluation Narrative Report to MFH

May 1, 2014

Childhood asthma is the leading cause of emergency room visits, inpatient hospitalizations and school absenteeism among children under age 15 due to a chronic condition. This report outlines the collaboration between a child's school, medical care provider and other community organizations. This collaboration has lead to better overall asthma care for the child, as well as a reduction in symptoms.

Measuring the Work of Intermediaries in the St. Louis Region

April 2, 2012

This guide serves to encourage funders and intermediaries to think about intermediary nonprofit organizations and their outcomes differently as well as explain how these two groups can partner successfully to create change. "We do not fund intermediaries" is often times used as a blanket statement by funders. This statement has led many nonprofit organizations to claim "we are not an intermediary" to avoid getting lumped into a certain bucket when they are in fact an intermediary organization. This guide will give insight into both the communications struggles and best practices that funders and intermediaries encounter with one another and give examples of successful funder/intermediary partnerships.

Understand the Intermediary Infrastructure in St. Louis: Who they are, What they do, and Common Misconceptions

April 1, 2011

The Gateway Center for Giving through funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health commissioned this study to identify and learn about nonprofit intermediaries working in the St. Louis region. The goal of this report is to address common questions about the nonprofit intermediary system in hopes of figuring out how philanthropic funders can better support these organizations in the future.

2007 Health Insurance Survey of Farm and Ranch Operators

September 18, 2008

Presents findings on the health insurance status of farmers and ranchers in the Great Plains states and the factors that raise their risk of spending 10 percent or more of their income on health care or reporting financial hardship due to medical costs.

Communicating for Policy Change

November 1, 2007

Synthesizes information from a November 2006 GIH Issue Dialogue meeting that explored communications theories and techniques and their application to policy work.

Borrowing to Stay Healthy: How Credit Card Debt Is Related to Medical Expenses

February 1, 2007

Analyzes data from a national household survey of low-and middle-income households with credit card debt, and considers the financial burden of using credit to meet out of pocket medical expenses.

Funding Health Advocacy

February 1, 2005

Discusses the challenges and opportunities involved with health funding advocacy and influencing public policy.