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Improving Data on Race and Ethnicity: A Roadmap to Measure and Advance Health Equity

December 21, 2021

Achieving health equity begins with an ability to identify health disparities and their causes. To do that, we must have complete and accurate data on race, ethnicity, and other drivers of health. For far too long, large percentages of race and ethnicity data have been missing from federal and state health programs, with little progress towards closing the gaps. To identify the barriers and opportunities, Grantmakers In Health, in collaboration with the National Committee for Quality Assurance, interviewed a variety of stakeholders across the country, representing all levels of the health system. The second of two reports, Improving Data on Race and Ethnicity: A Roadmap to Measure and Advance Health Equity, builds on an earlier report, Federal Action Is Needed to Improve Race and Ethnicity Data in Health Programs, by providing more details about race and ethnicity data collection in federally administered health programs and an expanded list of recommendations for improving the data. The recommendations consider actions for states and the private sector as well as actions for the federal government.Philanthropy has a critical role to play in ensuring that health disparities are acknowledged and addressed, and can work directly with state and federal government to support the implementation of the actions outlined in this report.

Building an Evidence-Base for Gun Violence Prevention: Research and Data Needs

September 1, 2019

Gun violence prevention research is woefully underfunded, receiving significantly less research funding and scientific attention compared with other leading causes of death. Using a methodology that calculated expected levels of research investment based on mortality rates, one study estimated that between 2004 and 2015 gun violence received just 1.6 percent of the federal research support projected ($1.4 billion predicted, $22 million observed) and had 4.5 percent of the volume of publications anticipated (38,897 publications predicted, 1,738 observed) (Stark and Shah 2017).

Guide to Impact Investing

May 4, 2017

This guide offers a framework to help funders think strategically about the potential of impact investing and move forward with investment strategies. It provides an overview of various impact investment types, and presents case studies of foundation investments, primarily in the health care field. Also includes how-tos and practical information for funders wanting to get started. With bibliographical references.

Health Philanthropy: New Players and New Approaches

November 14, 2013

The shifting landscapes of health and health philanthropy have created profound needs and opportunities that Non-tradtiional actors (NTAs) are particularly well-suited to address. Due to the significant policy changes and demographic inevitabilities of the coming decades, the U.S. health system is poised to add millions of new users over the next 10 years, creating a deep need among service providers to build capacity, refine best practices, and scale proven programs to serve more people. Health philanthropy has been adapting to meet these needs, but even the significant resources of THFs are not adequate to address the anticipated growth in the health care needs of this country.NTAs in health philanthropy include a wide variety of organizations and institutions, including corporations, CDFIs, venture philanthropists, start-ups, and young donors.Many corporations have their own in-house charitable giving programs. Although much of their support may be in the form of grants, corporations often have different priorities and preferred approaches than traditional grantmaking foundations. Established by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1994, community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are financial institutions that provide credit and financial services to underserved markets and populations. In the United States, the Treasury Department certifies CDFIs and provides them with funds through a variety of financial programs.Venture philanthropists seek to make long-term, high-engagement investments in community-based organizations, in much the same way that venture capitalists provide valuable seed funding to for-profit entities.A variety of high-tech start-ups have emerged to explore and expand new ways to identify worthy philanthropic investments and direct resources accordingly.On an individual level, many younger next-generation donors possess different priorities and risk tolerances than earlier generations of individual donors.

Honoring Community Voices to Enhance Health Grantmaking

October 12, 2009

Brief report on the National Meeting on Community Engagement and Effective Health Grantmaking held in Portland, Maine in May 2009. The meeting included participants from foundations, community advisory committees, and nonprofit/community representatives and discussed how health grantmaking can be better informed by the community at large. Includes findings from a GIH survey.

Making Money in the Nonprofit Sector: Social Enterprises to Support Missions

July 13, 2009

Describes efforts by the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Community Wealth Ventures to support social enterprises.

Effects of the Economic Crisis on Health Foundations: Results of a Survey of GIH Funding Partners

April 1, 2009

Provides findings from a survey of 127 Grantmakers in Health Funding Partners that was conducted from November 25th, 2008 to January 5, 2009. The survey contained questions that explored changes in assets, budgets, strategies, and operations, as a result of the economic downturn.

A Profile of Foundations Created From Health Care Conversions

January 1, 2009

Data presented is based on a Web survey conducted in from March 2 to April 10, 2009. The profiles contain foundation location information, Web addresses, asset totals as of December 2008, and fields of interest.

Strengthening the Performance and Effectiveness of the Public Health System

December 8, 2008

Highlights foundation efforts to invest in the public health infrastructure to develop the operational capacity of public health agencies and to raise performance expectations, as discussed by grantmakers and stakeholders at a May 2008 conference.

Evaluating Programs: Can We Measure the Value of Health Grantmaking?

July 14, 2008

An analysis of economic quantification as an outcomes-based evaluation tool for health grantmakers. Economic quantification, which calculates economic impact and return on investment through the vernacular of the business community, is said to be useful for grantmakers who seek partnerships with policymakers and businesses.

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.

Connecting to Community and Building Accountability

October 1, 2007

Data presented is based on a 2006 survey completed by 104 health conversion foundations, and is a follow-up to the 2005 report, "The Business of Giving." Topics addressed include foundation structure and governance, community engagement, and succession planning. The appendix contains brief profiles of health conversion foundations identified by Grantmakers in Health.