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HEALTH & WELLNESS

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Healthy Environments, Healthy People: A Funder Guide on Improving Environmental Conditions for Health

Publication date: 
04/01/2014

This issue brief is an excellent "first-read" for funders newly interested in environmental health and environmental justice. It provides funders with a basic understanding of concerns about environmental impacts on health and an introduction to strategies grantmakers are pursuing to address these impacts.

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Resources from In Focus: Health Care Reform - Positioning the Safety Net

Publication date: 
04/01/2014
Featuring Brenda Solórzano, Chief Program Director of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, this program focused on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California as it relates to the safety net and low-income Californians. Participants will discuss opportunities for foundations to position safety net services—and community clinics in particular—to thrive in this new environment.
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Unleashing the Potential of Los Angeles: Submissions, Trends, and Impact from the My LA2050 Grants Challenge

Publication date: 
03/01/2014

As part of the LA2050 initiative, the Goldhirsh Foundation launched the My LA2050 Grants Challenge for organizations to apply for $1,000,000 total in ten $100,000 awards.

During the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, 279 organizations submitted proposals that demonstrated passion and imagination to build a future where all Angelenos flourish.

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Pivoting Quickly: Responding Effectively to Unforeseen Health Challenges

Publication date: 
02/01/2014

Our field is adept at planning grantmaking programs that are designed to address defined issues and can include components, phases, evaluations and other facets that strategically promote our respective missions. But what about the unforeseen? How can funders respond effectively and quickly to emerging issues? For The California Wellness Foundation, these answers are often found in the world of public health. With grantmaking dollars set aside for special projects, we are able to pivot quickly in pursuit of our mission to improve the health of the people of California.

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On a Mission: How Foundations Are Leveraging Investment Dollars to Impact Health

Publication date: 
12/01/2013

On a Mission provides an overview of impact investing in domestic health in 2012: foundations participating, topic areas of investment, dollar levels invested, profit status of investees, and investment vehicles.

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Resources from In Focus: Health Care Reform

Publication date: 
09/01/2013

In 2013, Southern California Grantmakers’ first In Focus program series focused on health care reform. Signed in to law in 2010, the staged implementation of the Affordable Care Act is rapidly impacting communities that we serve. Recognizing the need to understand and quickly adapt, SCG members will meet quarterly over one year to hear from experts about pressing changes and exchange ideas about ways funders can respond and prioritize emerging needs.

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