November 2001

Grant Results

SUMMARY

Starting in 1982, this project helped establish and support Grantmakers In Health, a Washington-based nonprofit organization that serves philanthropies and corporate giving programs in the health field.

Key Results

  • Under the first grant, in 1982 the Foundation Center, New York, established Grantmakers in Health as a formal, full-time center.
  • Four later grants provided general support for core activities and programs.
  • Two other grants funded specific projects:
    • An initiative designed to prepare regional and local grantmakers to help their communities respond to the impact of managed care and other sweeping transformations of the health care delivery system.
    • A conference on volunteerism and on tracking the direction and effects of health care restructuring at the community level.
  • A final grant, supported organizational changes within Grantmakers in Health in light of broad changes occurring both in the health care field and among grantmakers themselves. Two of this grant's central objectives were partially met:
    • Develop a Resource Center on health philanthropy that compiles and distributes an annually updated directory of health foundations and their key initiatives.
    • Develop a Support Center for Health Foundations to facilitate grantmakers' professional development by providing educational and technical assistance to trustees, directors, and staff of both new and well-established health foundations.

Funding
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported the project with eight grants totaling $2,508,485 that ran from January 1985 to November 2003. It has continued to support Grantmakers In Health since that time.

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THE PROBLEM

Most foundations and corporate giving programs are managed by small staffs who typically have responsibilities cutting across many fields and who are thus hard pressed to keep abreast of the information they need to help their organizations make informed decisions. This difficulty is especially pronounced in the area of health, one of the nation's largest and most complex human service industries.

In the mid-1970s, program staff from several foundations, including RWJF, held discussions on how to further enhance the effectiveness and support the field of health philanthropy. From these discussions, the importance of grantmakers in health banding together to share information and ideas on an ongoing basis emerged.

The result was the formation of GIH in 1978 as an ad-hoc, informal, part-time program consisting primarily of meetings and workshops focused on key health issues for concerned professional staff from private foundations and several corporations.

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THE PROJECT

In January 1982, GIH opened an office in New York City as a full-time, staffed program of The Foundation Center. Initial funding for this phase was provided by 17 grantmaking institutions (including the first grant from RWJF, ID# 007354). In 1995, GIH began functioning as an independent 501(c)(3) organization, and in 1992 moved to Washington, D.C.

GIH's mission is to support foundations and corporate giving programs involved in health philanthropy. Since 1982, it has served a broad constituency of hundreds of national, regional, and local foundations and corporate giving programs across the country.

Many of these grantmakers — which often have a small professional staff who may lack strong backgrounds in health services or philanthropy — depend heavily on GIH to provide them with a national context on critical issues, guidance to reliable leadership in the fields of philanthropy, health, academia, and government, and introductions to other grantmakers who share common goals. GIH currently is supported by 178 funding partners. (See Appendix 1 for a complete list of funding partners.)

According to Paul Jellinek, RWJF vice president, GIH should be credited with creating the field of health philanthropy: "Before GIH, health philanthropy consisted of scattered foundations making scattered grants. GIH brought perspective to the field."

RWJF has awarded eight grants to GIH since its inception, totaling $2,658,485. One was a start-up grant (ID# 007354); three have been for support of GIH activities and programs — see below for a description of GIH core activities and programs — (ID#s 009616, 012689, 012962); one was an endowment meant to generate funds to replace the periodic RWJF grants for core support (ID# 017794); and two have been for specific projects (ID#s 027470 and 028271). The final grant, discussed below under Next Steps (and still in effect), supports organizational changes in the light of recent transformations within the health care field and in health philanthropy (ID# 035249).

Start-Up Support

ID# 007354. This three-year 1982 grant of $150, 000 helped transform GIH from an informal, part-time, "ad hoc" program within The Foundation Center to a full-time, independent program. Early on in this grant period, GIH put together a Program Advisory Committee — composed of officers of foundations and corporations with health programs (which functioned through 1984) — to develop and implement a strategic plan for GIH. (See Appendix 2 for a complete roster of committee members.)

Support for Core Activities and Programs

ID#s 009616, 012689 and 012962. These grants, covering the period 1985 through 1992 and totaling $410,500, provided partial funding for GIH's core activities and programs.

ID# 017794. This 1991 grant of $1 million established an endowment to support GIH, in essence extending, through its earnings, the $50,000 in annual support for core activities and programs provided by RWJF since 1982. GIH's core activities and programs have included:

  • Convening. These activities have included conferences, meetings, and workshops with a variety of national, regional, local, and international foci. Many were organized on an ad hoc basis, while others supported themes pursued by GIH for a certain amount of time — such as its National Seminar Series, spanning 1982 to 1989, which provided opportunities to study critical issues (e.g., the troubled American hospital, health promotion/disease prevention, and public-private sector initiatives) in greater depth. Many of the conferences were convened with financial assistance from co-sponsors, usually other foundations. Annual events have included Pre- and Post-Conference Sessions to the Annual Meetings of the Council on Foundations (an umbrella organization that works to support foundations by promoting knowledge, growth, and action in philanthropy), the GIH Annual Meeting on Health and Human Services Philanthropy, and a Washington Briefing that helps grantmakers keep abreast of federal health policies. GIH also sponsors occasional Issue Dialogues that bring together health professionals to explore contemporary issues in health (for example, the 1999 "Family Caregiving in an Aging America" held in Chicago, Ill.). See the Bibliography for a complete listing of convening activities to date.
  • Publishing. These activities have produced the bi-weekly GIH Bulletin, which contains breaking news in health philanthropy, and is distributed to over 1, 700 program officers throughout the country; GRANTSCENE, a quarterly newsletter (now discontinued) which featured commentary from key figures in health philanthropy and coverage of recent meetings; Issue Dialogue Briefs, in-depth reports originating in the GIH's Issue Dialogues meetings and each focusing on a contemporary health issue; the GIH Funding Partners Directory listing composition, staff, foundation characteristics, and program priorities of constituent grantmakers; and a Web site with links to other relevant Web sites. GIH has also published background papers on the subject matter of programs and conferences; resource guides; conference reports; and analyses of data from foundations, corporations, government health agencies, or other professional health associations. See the Bibliography for a listing of GIH publications.
  • Public-private partnerships. These programs encouraged both national and regional collaborations between private philanthropy and government entities such as the Public Health Service, the Health Resources Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, all federal agencies.
  • Research. GIH's research efforts have provided information on the evolving scope, nature, best practices, and impact of health philanthropy. Notable efforts have included: surveys designed to examine the resources, staffing, program interests, and opportunities for collaboration among philanthropic organizations; and descriptions of new health foundations resulting from the conversion of nonprofit health care entities to for-profit status.
  • Special Initiatives. These have included: the GIH Institute on Health Philanthropy, a 1995-97 pilot of customized forums and educational workshops to facilitate grantmakers' development — later recast as GIH's Support Center for Health Foundations (see "After the Grant"); and the Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy, established in 1993 to honor Terrance Keenan (a special program consultant to RWJF, and former RWJF vice president for special programs) by recognizing grantmakers who have made outstanding contributions to the field.

Support for Specific Projects

ID# 027470. This one-year grant for $50,000 was made in 1995 to support the development of a program — entitled the Grantmaker Assistant Program (GAP) — to prepare regional and local grantmakers to help their communities respond to the impact of managed care and other sweeping changes transforming health care delivery.

The objectives of the project were to support and extend grantmakers' efforts to:

  1. obtain information on changes affecting communities in their geographic focus areas.
  2. assess programming models and other tools to aid community-based health systems in modifying their activities as needed.
  3. explore possible roles for their organizations as local health systems changed.
  4. design and implement effective local health systems-related initiatives.

Specific activities included:

  • Development of a plan to replicate the GAP project through regional sub-initiatives, in order to increase the specificity of information and assistance provided by GAP.
  • A national workshop, "Sharing Experiences Workshop, " held on November 15, 1995 in Washington, D.C., which examined lessons learned from community-focused initiatives implemented by a variety of foundations.
  • A Survey on Local Health System Changes that documented communities' and grantmakers' interests, activities, and experiences with local health system changes that were occurring or anticipated. Some 108 funding organizations responded, for a 72 percent response rate. Survey data were used to create a searchable database.
  • Original research and publications, including the Guide to Community Health Assessment, an issue paper entitled American Health Care in Transition, and reports on the Survey on Local Health Systems Changes and the national Sharing Experiences Workshop.
  • The provision of technical assistance to two grantmakers: the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust (Allentown, Pa.) and the Rapides Foundation (Alexandria, Va.).

In 1997, GIH discontinued development of GAP as a stand-alone program, and the objectives and many of the activities of GAP were incorporated into GIH's core activities and programs.

ID# 028271. This grant for $47, 985 supported a 1995 conference on: (1) volunteerism and informal systems in providing health and human services, and (2) tracking the direction and effects of health care restructuring at the community level.

The conference, entitled "Assuring Healthy Communities through Volunteerism and Tracking Local Health System Changes, " was held on October 12–13, 1995, in Princeton, N.J., and was attended by over 50 representatives from all levels of the grantmaking community. It featured speeches by nationally recognized figures in public health and philanthropy.

In early 1996, a conference report distributed to participants, as well as to representatives from over 600 grantmaking organizations, stressed the importance of tracking the dramatic changes occurring in the nation's health system. The report noted that without systematic monitoring the country would run the risk of winding up with little more than anecdotes on the impact of restructuring on the health of communities and the institutions that serve them. For details on the conference and report, see the Bibliography.

Support for Organizational Change in the Health Care Field and Within Health Philanthropy

ID# 035249. In 1998, RWJF awarded a five-year grant for $1 million to GIH for restructuring in response to changes occurring both in the health care field (e.g., the ascendancy of managed care) and within GIH and its funding partners (e.g., the increasing diversity in the orientation and experiences of health grantmakers). Under the initiative, GIH:

  • Established a Resource Center whose primary resource is a searchable database that stores the priorities, grants, and initiatives of health grantmakers, with cross-referencing to foundation characteristics, health programming areas, targeted populations, and funding strategies. It currently encompasses over 6, 000 grants and initiatives of over 200 foundations. (The Resource Center also plans to develop a guidebook on topics such as grantmaking, strategic planning, investments, and governance for foundations and staff new to the field.)
  • Established a Support Center for Health Foundations currently serving at least 125 foundations with: educational programs (conferences and workshops); technical assistance; on-site assessments; an information clearinghouse; resource materials; surveys and studies; and networking and peer-learning opportunities.
  • Created an ongoing series of roundtables with chief executive officers of major foundations. These roundtables are meant to strengthen linkages among health grantmakers through the development of networks of foundation staff with common interests.
  • Established a Policy Advisory Committee to oversee its work in strengthening links between grantmakers and policymakers (see Appendix 3 for a roster of committee members). GIH's activities here have included:
    1. co-hosting a national conference with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health status.
    2. co-hosting a conference with the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) to explore ways to develop a community infrastructure to support Medicare and other consumers in choosing health plans and navigating the health care system.
    3. collaborating with the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research on ways to bring together foundations with state and local policymakers to discuss health services research findings and issues of mutual interest.

Communications

Since its inception, GIH has convened over 170 conferences and workshops. GIH has also published more than 75 reports and articles (including three in Health Affairs), and two newsletters — the bi-weekly GIH Bulletin (distributed to over 1,700 program officers throughout the country), and the discontinued quarterly GRANTSCENE (which went to approximately 7,000 foundation staff members nationally). The GIH Funding Partners Directory is updated and published annually. An array of GIH publications can be found on its Web site. See the Bibliography for more detailed information.

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AFTER THE GRANT

GIH is continuing its work under ID# 035249.

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GRANT DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Project

Activities and Programs of Grantmakers in Health

Grantee

Foundation Center (New York,  NY)

  • Program Office for Grantmakers in Health
    Amount: $ 150,000
    Dates: January 1982 to December 1984
    ID#:  007354

Contact

Thomas R. Buckman
(212) 620-4230

Grantee

Grantmakers in Health (Washington,  DC)

  • Educational Program for Staff and Trustees in Health Philanthropy
    Amount: $ 150,000
    Dates: January 1985 to December 1987
    ID#:  009616

  • Amount: $ 150,000
    Dates: January 1988 to December 1990
    ID#:  012689

  • Amount: $ 110,500
    Dates: January 1991 to December 1992
    ID#:  012962

  • Amount: $ 1,000,000
    Dates: September 1991 to February 1992
    ID#:  017794

  • Helping Local Funders and Communities Respond to Health System Changes
    Amount: $ 50,000
    Dates: October 1995 to September 1996
    ID#:  027470

  • Meeting on Volunteerism and Informal Systems and Tracking Health System Changes
    Amount: $ 47,985
    Dates: October 1995 to November 1995
    ID#:  035249

  • Strengthening the Organizational Infrastructure of Grantmakers in Health
    Amount: $ 1,000,000
    Dates: December 1998 to November 2003
    ID#:  035249

Contact

Lauren LeRoy, Ph.D.
(202) 452-8331
lleroy@gih.org

Web Site

http://www.gih.org

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APPENDICES


Appendix 1

(Current as of the time of the grant; provided by the grantee organization; not verified by RWJF.)

Grantmakers In Health Funding Partners as of January 2001

AARP Andrus Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Aetna Foundation, Inc.
Hartford, Conn.

The Ahmanson Foundation
Beverly Hills, Calif.

Alliance Healthcare Foundation
San Diego, Calif.

The Jenifer Altman Foundation
Bolinas, Calif.

American Legacy Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation
Denver, Colo.

Archstone Foundation
Long Beach, Calif.

The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.
Memphis, Tenn.

Austin-Bailey Health & Wellness Foundation
Canton, Ohio

Helen Bader Foundation
Milwaukee, Wis.

The R.C. Baker Foundation
Orange, Calif.

Baptist Community Ministries
New Orleans, La.

Bedford Community Health Foundation, Inc.
Bedford, Va.

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Bingham Program
Augusta, Maine

Birmingham Foundation
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mary Black Foundation, Inc.
Spartanburg, S.C.

The Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation
Northfield, Ill.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Detroit, Mich.

The Boston Foundation
Boston, Mass.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc.
New York, N.Y.

The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Houston, Texas

The Burnett Foundation
Fort Worth, Texas

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Durham, N.C.

The California Endowment
Woodland Hills, Calif.

California HealthCare Foundation
Oakland, Calif.

The California Wellness Foundation
Woodland Hills, Calif.

Caring for Colorado Foundation
Denver, Colo.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, Md.

Catholic Healthcare West
Phoenix, Ariz.

CDC Foundation
Atlanta, Ga.

Centra Health Foundation
Lynchburg, Va.

The Chicago Community Trust
Chicago, Ill.

Citigroup Foundation
New York, N.Y.

The Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

The Colorado Trust
Denver, Colo.

The Columbus Foundation
Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Medical Association Foundation
Columbus, Ohio

The Commonwealth Fund
New York, N.Y.

Community Health Corporation
Riverside, Calif.

Community Memorial Foundation
Hinsdale, Ill.

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation
Seattle, Wash.

Moses Cone-Wesley Long Community Health Foundation
Greensboro, N.C.

Consumer Health Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust
Boston, Mass.

The Nathan Cummings Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Dakota Medical Foundation
Fargo, N.D.

Deaconess Foundation
St. Louis, Mo.

Ira W. DeCamp Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Desert Healthcare Foundation
Palm Springs, Calif.

The Duke Endowment
Charlotte, N.C.

The Dyson Foundation
Milbrook, N.Y.

Episcopal Health Charities
Houston, Texas

Exxon Corporation
Irving, Texas

The Federation of Independent School Alumnae (FISA) Foundation
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Fetzer Institute
Kalamazoo, Mich.

The Flinn Foundation
Phoenix, Ariz.

The Ford Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Foundation for Child Development
New York, N.Y.

Foundation for Seacoast Health
Portsmouth, N.H.

Franklin Benevolent Corporation
Courte Maderia, Calif.

The Frist Foundation
Nashville, Tenn.

The Helene Fuld Health Trust
New York, N.Y.

The George Family Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.

Good Samaritan Foundation, Inc.
Lexington, Ky.

William T. Grant Foundation
New York, N.Y.

The Greenwall Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
New York, N.Y.

GTE Foundation
Irving , Texas

The George Gund Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.
New York, N.Y.

Hawaii Community Foundation
Honolulu, Hawaii

HCR Manor Care Foundation, Inc.
Toledo, Ohio

Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Inc.
Worcester, Mass.

The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc.
Indianapolis, Ind.

Health Foundation of South Florida
Miami, Fla.

The Health Trust
San Jose, Calif.

The Healthcare Foundation for Orange County
Santa Ana, Calif.

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
Roseland, N.J.

HealthONE Alliance
Denver, Colo.

The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
New York, N.Y.

HMSA Foundation
Honolulu, Hawaii

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
Nutley, N.J.

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Austin, Texas

The Horizon Foundation, Inc.
New York, N.Y.

Houston Endowment, Inc.
Houston, Texas

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Chevy Chase, Md.

The Hyde and Watson Foundation
Chatham Township, N.J.

Incarnate Word Foundation
St. Louis, Mo.

Independence Foundation
Philadelphia, Pa.

Irvine Health Foundation
Irvine , Calif.

Izumi Foundation
Boston, Mass.

Jenkins Foundation
Richmond, Va.

Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, N.J.

W. Alton Jones Foundation
Charlotte, Va.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Menlo Park, Calif.

The Mitchell Kapor Foundation
Bolinas, Calif.

Kansas Health Foundation
Witchita, Kan.

A.J. Kauvar Foundation
Denver, Colo.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Battle Creek, Mich.

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.
New York, N.Y.

Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation
Lancaster, Pa.

The Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation
New York, N.Y.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, Ill.

Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Inc.
Coral Gables, Fla.

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
New York, N.Y.

The Meadows Foundation
Dallas, Texas

The Medtronic Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.

Memorial Hermann Foundation
Houston, Texas

The Merck Company Foundation
Whitehouse Station, N.J.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas

Metro Health Foundation
Detroit, Mich.

Metropolitan Life Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Metro West Community Health Care Foundation
Framingham, Mass.

Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Mid-Iowa Health Foundation
Des Moines, Iowa

Milbank Memorial Fund
New York, N.Y.

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Benefit Corporation
Walnut Creek, Calif.

Nationwide Foundation
Columbus, Ohio

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Concord, N.H.

The New York Community Trust
New York, N.Y.

North Dade Medical Foundation, Inc./North Shore Medical Center Foundation, Inc.
North Miami, Fla.

Northwest Health Foundation
Portland, Ore.

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation
Columbus, Ohio

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Los Altos, Calif.

Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust
Watsonville, Calif.

Paso del Norte Health Foundation
El Paso, Texas

Peninsula Community Foundation
San Mateo, Calif.

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Philadelphia, Pa.

Pfizer Inc
New York, N.Y.

Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
Phoenixville, Pa.

The Pittsburgh Foundation
Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust
Allentown, Pa.

Portsmouth General Hospital Foundation
Portsmouth, Va.

Public Welfare Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Quantum Foundation, Inc.
West Palm Beach, Fla.

QueensCare
Los Angeles, Calif.

The Rapides Foundation
Alexandria, La.

REACH Community Health Foundation, Inc.
North Adams, Mass.

Michael Reese Health Trust
Chicago , Ill.

The Retirement Research Foundation
Chicago , Ill.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Las Vegas, Nev.

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Winston-Salem, N.C.

Richmond Memorial Foundation
Richmond, Va.

Fannie E. Rippel Foundation
Basking Ridge, N.J.

Roanoke-Chowan Foundation, Inc.
Roanaoke, Va.

The Rockefeller Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Rose Community Foundation
Denver, Colo.

St. David's Foundation
Austin, Texas

Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio

The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
New York, N.Y.

San Angelo Health Foundation
San Angelo, Texas

The San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco, Calif.

The Schooler Family Foundation
Boulder, Colo.

Sierra Health Foundation
Sacramento, Calif.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
Canton, Ohio

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C.

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.

The Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund
Detroit, Mich.

The Skillman Foundation
Detroit, Mich.

SmithKline Beecham
Philadelphia, Pa.

Saint Luke's Health Initiatives
Phoenix, Ariz.

Victor E. Speas Foundation
Kansas City, Mo.

Levi Strauss Foundation
San Francisco, Calif.

Tenet Healthcare Foundation
Santa Barbara, Calif.

Tufts Health Plan
Waltham, Mass.

Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation
Barbertown, Ohio

UniHealth Foundation
Woodland Hills, Calif.

United Methodist Health Ministry Fund
Hutchinson, Kan.

Virginia Health Care Foundation
Richmond, Va.

Warner-Lambert Foundation
Morris Plains, N.J.

Washington Square Health Foundation, Inc.
Chicago , Ill.

Welborn Foundation
Evansville, Ind.

Williamsburg Community Health Foundation
Williamsburg, Va.

Wyandotte Health Foundation
Kansas City, Kan.


Appendix 2

(Current as of the time of the grant; provided by the grantee organization; not verified by RWJF.)

Grantmakers In Health Program Advisory Committee, 1982-1984

Jack Brauntuch
Executive Director
The J.M. Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Leighton Cluff, M.D.
Executive Vice President
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, N.J.

Patricia Drury
Assistant Director for Health Care Financing
The John A. Hartford Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Robert Haggerty, M.D.
President
William T. Grant Foundation
New York, N.Y.

James Hirsch, M.D.
President
Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Arthur Lifson
Assistant Vice President
Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States
New York, N.Y.

Thomas Moloney
Senior Vice President
The Commonwealth Fund
New York, N.Y.

Bernard W. Nelson, M.D.
Vice President
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Menlo Park, Calif.

Phylllis Quan
Associate Director
Atlantic Richfield Foundation
Los Angeles, Calif.

Kenneth S. Warren, M.D.
Vice President
The Rockefeller Foundation
New York, N.Y.


Appendix 3

(Current as of the time of the grant; provided by the grantee organization; not verified by RWJF.)

Grantmakers In Health Policy Advisory Committee (When Established in 1999)

Sheila Burke
Executive Dean
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Cambridge, Mass.

Linda Bilheimer
Deputy Assistant Director for Health
Congressional Budget Office
Washington, D.C.

Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.
Director
Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Washington, D.C.

Jack Ebeler
McLean, Va.

Judith M. Feder, Ph.D.
Institute for Health Care Research and Policy
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.

Christine C. Ferguson
Director
Rhode Island Department of Human Services
Cranston, R.I.

Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D.
President
Center for Studying Health System Change
Washington, D.C.

Robert E. Hurley, Ph.D.
Department of Health Administration
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, Va.

Julie James
Principal
Health Policy Alternatives
Washington, D.C.

Kathleen King
Executive Associate Administrator
Health Care Financing Administration
Washington, D.C.

Kathleen Means
Chief Health Counsel
Committee on Finance
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.

Jack Meyer, Ph.D.
President
Economic and Social Research Institute
Washington, D.C.

Paul W. Nannis
Director
Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Legislation
Health Resources and Services Administration
Rockville, Md.

Len Nichols, Ph.D.
Principal Research Associate
The Urban Institute
Washington, D.C.

Mary Jo O'Brien
St. Paul, Minn.

Margaret O'Kane
President
National Committee for Quality Assurance
Washington, D.C.

Diane Rowland, Sc.D.
Executive Vice President
Kaiser Family Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H.
Executive Director
International Longevity Center — USA, Ltd.
New York, N.Y.

Roger Taylor, M.D.
RAND
Santa Monica, Calif.

Joy Johnson Wilson
Senior Director for Health
National Conference of State Legislatures
Washington, D.C.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Current as of date of this report; as provided by grantee organization; not verified by RWJF; items not available from RWJF.)

Books and Reports

Brown L. American Health Care in Transition. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

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Lessons from an Epicenter: The San Francisco AIDS Story (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1995.

Philanthropy and State Health Reform. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1995.

Integrated Delivery Systems and Philanthropy. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1995.

Grantmakers and the Health Care Revolution: Are We Being All That We Can Be? (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Today's New Federalism: Implication for Health Philanthropy (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Healthy People in a Healthy Environment: The Role of Grantmakers in Achieving this Vision (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

New Foundations from Healthcare Conversions: A Dialogue on Building a Philanthropic Organization and Program (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Health Philanthropy and the Safety Net (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Ensuring Quality and Accountability in Managed Care: Opportunities for Health Philanthropy (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Reading the Tea Leaves: Implication of the 1996 Elections for health and Human Services Policy and for Philanthropy (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

The New "Conversion" Health Foundations: Preliminary Results of a GIH Survey." Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Sharing Experiences Workshop, Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

A Guide to Community Health Assessment. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Brown LD. American Health Care in Transition: A Guide to the Perplexed. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Safety-Net Focus. Access to Care: Problems Remain for the Uninsured and the Underinsured. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Reading the Tea Leaves: Implications of the 1996 Elections for Health and Human Services Policy and Philanthropy (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1997.

Ensuring Quality and Accountability in Managed Care: Opportunities for Health Philanthropy (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1997.

Healthy Communities in the 21st Century: How Can Philanthropy Make a Difference? (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1997.

Public Policy: Is There a Role for New Health Foundations. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1997.

Some Tools-of-the-Trade in Grantmaking: Techniques and Lessons for Health Foundations. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1997.

Health Care Conversions: 1997 Status Report. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1997.

Expanding Health Insurance for Children. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1997.

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Catalyzing Community Partnership for the Public's Health (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1998.

Telling a Foundation's Story: Nuts and Bolts for New Health Foundations (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1998.

Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1998.

Call to Action: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1998.

Social Inequalities in Health: Keynote Addresses from the Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Coming of Age: Findings from the 1998 Survey of Foundations Created by Health Care Conversions. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Prevention and Women's Health: Making the Health Care System More Responsive to Women, (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Coping with Managed Care: Responding to the Needs of the Elderly (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Youth Mentoring: A Social Development Approach to Youth Health Promotion (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Improving Access to Care: New Solutions to an Old Problem (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Building Healthy Communities: What is a Healthy Community? (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Improving Access to Care: New Solutions to an Old Problem. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Intergenerational Programs: Drawing on the Resources of Youth and Elderly (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Beyond Access: Family Centered Care (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Building Consensus Around a Health Funding Agenda (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Y2K and Health Care (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Access to Dental Health Services: It's Not Just About Pretty Smiles (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1999.

Strategic Initiatives: Finding Your Niche (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Spanning the Generations: Putting Health Grantmaking in an Intergenerational Context (Conference Report). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Don't Call Us Conversion Foundations.Please (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Childhood Immunizations: Protecting Individuals and Communities (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Healthy Philanthropy and Communities: Grantmakers Share Their Views (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Strategies for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Long-Term Care Quality: Facing the Challenges of an Aging Population (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Peer Assessment: A Pilot Program for Health Philanthropy (Issue Dialogue Brief). Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Strategies for Shaping Public Policy: A Guide for Health Funders. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Raising the Value of Philanthropy. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 2000.

Articles

LeRoy L. "International Grant Making by U.S. Foundations." Health Affairs, 18(3): 234–238, 1999.

LeRoy L and Schwartz A. "Health Grantmakers and Public Policy." Health Affairs, 17(5): 230–232, 1998.

LeRoy L and Schwartz A. "Medicare Reform: Foundations Respond to Federal Policy Changes." Health Affairs, 18(1): 255–257, 1999.

Brochures and Fact Sheets

"Grantmakers In Health: The First 10 Years: 1982–1992." Grantmakers In Health, 1992.

"Organizational Brochure." Grantmakers In Health, 1995.

"Stimulating Public-Private Sector Initiatives to Improve Maternal and Child Health." Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

"Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy." Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

"15th Anniversary Report." Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Newsletters

GRANTSCENE. New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health. Approximately 4 issues per year. 1,200–7,000 mailed per issue. Established in 1983; published quarterly 1990 to 1998.

GIH Bulletin. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1993–present. 24 issues per year. Approximately 1, 700 mailed per issue.

Safety-Net Focus NewsletterWashington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health, 1997. 5 issues, inserted in the newsletter, GIH Bulletin. [Name changed in 1998 to Issue Focus — see below.]

Issue Focus. Grantmakers In Health, 1998–present. 3 to 8 issues per year, inserted in the newsletter, GIH Bulletin.

Survey Instruments

"National Survey on Health Philanthropy." Grantmakers In Health, 1982.

"Funding Partners Survey, " Grantmakers In Health (Co-funded with The Commonwealth Fund), Summer/Fall, 1991.

"Grantmaker Survey on Local Health System Changes." Grantmakers In Health, 1996.

Sponsored Conferences

"The Troubled American Hospital, " May 1982, Detroit, Mich.

"Cancer Research: Financial and Scientific Implications for the Future, " May 1982, New York, N.Y.

"Contributions in Health: Strategic Planning in Health Philanthropy, " June 1982, New York, N.Y.

"Need for Communication among Grantmakers at the Local Level, " October 1982, New York, N.Y.

"The Future of Hospital Campaign Financing, " November 1982, New York, N.Y.

"Innovative Health Care Delivery and Financing: Problems and Initiatives of the Public and Private Sectors — Part I, " December 1982, Atlanta, Ga.

"Innovative Health Care Financing and Delivery: HMOs as One Form of Pre-paid Group Practice and Related Health Policy Issues, " April 1983, Oakland, Calif.

"Ethics and Health Care, " April 1983, New York, N.Y.

"Evolution of Health and Hospital Grants, " June 1983, San Diego, Calif.

"The Challenges of an Aging Society: What Can Grantmakers Do?" (Co-sponsored with New York Regional Association of Grantmakers), October 1983, New York, N.Y.

"The Troubled American Hospital" (Cosponsored with Southern California Association of Grantmakers), October 1983, Los Angeles, Calif.

"Long Term Care and Chronic Illness: Children and the Elderly, " November 1983, Pittsburgh, Pa.

"The Crisis of Early School Age Pregnancy, " January 1984, New York, N.Y.

"AIDS — A Burning Issue, " March 1984, New York, N.Y.

"Alcohol and Health: New Perspectives & New Solutions, " April 1984, Denver, Colo.

"Domestic Violence — A Serious Health Issue, " October 1984, New York, N.Y.

"The New Age of Vaccines — U.S. Roles in an International Context, October 1984, New York, N.Y.

"Medical Education in the Future, " December 1984, Boston, Mass.

"Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse: A Sobering Look at America's No. 1 Health Problem" (Cosponsored with New York Regional Association of Grantmakers), February 1985, New York, N.Y.

"Health Policy Reform: State Trends, Recent Evidence, Future Directions" (Cosponsored with Council of New Jersey Grantmakers), April 1985, Newark, N.J.

"Linking Philanthropy with Health Care Cost Management" (Cosponsored with Coordinating Council of Foundations), April 1985, Hartford, Conn.

"Bioethics Series, " April-December 1985, New York, N.Y.

  • "Care of the Dying: A Case Study of the History of Bioethics."
  • "High-Tech Medicine/Organ Transplantation."
  • "Philosophy and Bioethics in a Hospital."
  • "Ethics Committees and the Care of the Newborn."
  • "Changing Demographics and a New Ethical Agenda."
  • "The Law and Biomedical Ethics — From Quinlan to Doe."
  • "A Possible Role for Philanthropy."

"The AIDS Crisis, " October 1985, New York, N.Y.

"The Future of the American Hospital: Part I: The Health Care World: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, " February 26–27, 1986, Philadelphia, Pa.

"The Future of the American Hospital: Part II: The Changing World of the American Hospital and the Role of Philanthropy in this New Environment, " May 29–30, 1986, Washington, D.C.

"The Future of the American Hospital: Part III: Moving Towards a More Patient-Centered System, " November 17–18, 1986, Phoenix, Ariz.

"Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Part I: Challenges and Opportunities Facing health Philanthropy, " April 27–28, 1987, Minneapolis, Minn.

"Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Part II: Funding Strategies for Health Philanthropy, " November 16–19, 1987, Atlanta, Ga.

"Leadership Lecture Series, " November 1988, New York, N.Y.

"Philanthropic Intervention in Problems of Infants, Youth and Children, December 1988, Philadelphia, Pa.

Series on Strategic Grantmaking in Health and Human Services, New York, N.Y.

  • "Thinking Strategically to Design and Promote New Programs, " November 1998.
  • "How Do You Do Business When the Government Owns the Store?" December 1989.
  • "Keeping Your Eye on Public Opinion — The Market Niche within Cycles, " February 1990.
  • "The Changing Demographics: Forecast for the Year 2000, " April 1990.

"Nursing Care in the United States: An Analysis of the Issues, " June 26–27, 1989, Dallas, Texas.

"Community Organizing Strategies for Health and Human Services in the 1990s, " November 14–15, 1989, Menlo Park, Calif.

"Public/Private Sector Initiatives: Opportunities in the 90s, " December 15, 1989, Washington, D.C.

"Restructuring the Nation's Health Care System, " February 8–9, 1990, Denver, Colo.

"Looking Ahead to Major Changes in the American Health Care System, " April 1990, Boston, Mass.

"Public/Private Sector Initiatives, " April 1990, Washington, D.C.

"Health and Mental Health Issues on the US/Mexico Border" (Cosponsored with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, El Paso Community Foundation, and the Lanward Foundation), September 1990, El Paso, Texas.

"Public-Private Sector Initiatives, " November 27, 1990, Washington, D.C. Attended by 27 grantmakers.

"New York City's Infant Health Crisis" (Cosponsored with The Greater New York March of Dimes, The New York Community Trust, and United Hospital Fund), April 1991, New York, N.Y.

"Women and the Crisis in Health Research, " (Cosponsored with Women and Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy), April 1991, Chicago, Ill.

"Issues Facing the Public Health System in the 1990s, " April 21, 1991, Chicago, Ill.

"Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Grantmaking Challenges for the 90s" (Cosponsored with Grantmakers Concerned About Alcohol and Drug Abuse), June 10–11, 1991, Washington, D.C.

"The Business Community and Health Care Issues, " October 1991, New York, N.Y.

"The Public Health System: The CDC Perspective" (Cosponsored with the Centers for Disease Control), October 16, 1991, Atlanta, Ga.

"Meeting the Health Care Needs of Women: Defining a Funder's Agenda" (Cosponsored with Women & Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy), January 1992, New York, N.Y.

"Grantmakers in Dialog with the USPHS" (Cosponsored with the New York Community Trust), January 1992, New York, N.Y.

"Families and AIDS: Who Cares" (Cosponsored with Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families; and Women & Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy), February 1992, New York, N.Y.

"The Myth of the Melting Pot: Racial/Ethnic Groups and Health in America, " April 1992, Miami, Fla.

"GIH/US Public Health Service — Regional Meeting" (Cosponsored with Donors Forum of Chicago and The Retirement Research Foundation), June 1992, Chicago, Ill.

"GIH/USPHS — Regional Meeting" (Cosponsored with the New York Community Trust), June 1992, Boston, Mass.

"GIH/USPHS — Regional Meeting" (Cosponsored with The New Haven Foundation), June 1992, Boston, Mass.

"Tuberculosis and AIDS" (Cosponsored with Funders Concerned About AIDS), June 1992, New York, N.Y.

"Where is Children's Health on our National Agenda?" (Cosponsored with Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families and USPHS), June 1992, Washington, D.C.

"GIH/HRSA National Workshop on Maternal and Child Health, " June 1992, Washington, D.C.

""Health Issues for Grantmakers in the Southeast" (Cosponsored with the Southeastern Council of Foundations), November 1992, Richmond, Va.

GIH Funding Partners Meeting, " February 18, 1993, Tarpon Springs, Fla.

"Strategies and Opportunities for Funding in Health and Human Services in the 1990's, " February, 19–20, 1993, Tarpon Springs, Fla.

"Children's Immunization — Responding to the President's Call, " April 25, 1993, Dallas, Texas.

"Women and the Fight Against AIDS & HIV" (Cosponsored with the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, Funders Concerned About AIDS, and Women and Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy), June 16, 1993, New York, N.Y.

"National Leadership Conference for Grantmakers on Violence Prevention" (Cosponsored by 17 educational organizations and affinity groups), June 21–23, 1993, New York, N.Y.

"Public-Private Sector Initiative — Regional Meeting, " October 18, 1993, Boston, Mass.

"The Role of Grantmakers In Health Care Reform: A Washington Briefing, " October 26, 1993, Washington, D.C.

"Public-Private Sector Initiative — Regional Meeting, " November 18, 1993, Dallas, Texas.

"Public-Private Sector Initiative — Regional Meeting, " November 29, 1993, New York, N.Y.

"Public-Private Sector Initiative — Regional Meeting, " December 6, 1993, Denver, Colo.

"Managed Care/Integrated Delivery Systems" January 1995, Evanston, Ill.

"Back to the Future: Philanthropy in a Rapidly Changing Health Care Environment, " February 1995, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

"GIH/HRSA/MCHB Public-Private Sector Initiative, " February 1995, Kansas City, Mo.

"GIH/HRSA/MCHB Public-Private Sector Initiative, " March 1995, Pittsburgh, Pa.

"White House Briefing on Mental Health Briefing for Foundations and Corporate Giving Programs, " March 1995, Washington, D.C.

"GIH/HRSA/MCHB Public-Private Sector Initiative, " April 1995, Dallas, Texas.

"Lessons from an Epicenter: The San Francisco AIDS Story" (Cosponsored with Funders Concerned About AIDS), April 1995, San Francisco, Calif.

"GIH/HRSA/MCHB Public-Private Sector Initiative, " June 1995, Kansas City, Mo.

"Meeting Tomorrow's Health Professions Needs: A Challenge for Grantmakers, " June 1995, Philadelphia, Pa.

"GIH/HRSA/MCHB Public-Private Sector Initiative, " July 1995, New York, N.Y.

"GIH/HRSA/MCHB Public-Private Sector Initiative, " September 1995, San Francisco, Calif.

"Assuring Health Communities through Volunteerism and through Tracking Local Health System Changes, " October 12–13, 1995, Princeton, N.J. Attended by over 50 grantmaking representatives from national, regional, and local levels of the grantmaking community. Six presentations and panels.

Presentations

  • Derek B. Bok, Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.), "Volunteerism and Healthy Communities. Harris Wofford, Corporation for National Service (Washington, D.C.), "Volunteerism in America."
  • Clifton R. Gaus, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (Rockville, Md.), "From Innovation to Evaluation: Can Grantmakers Meet the Evaluation Challenge?"
  • Harris Wofford, Corporation for National Service (Washington, D.C.), "Volunteerism in America."

Panels

  • "A Look at Volunteerism Today, " Sara E. Meléndez, Independent Sector (Washington DC) and Elizabeth S. Kelly, United Way (Alexandria, Va.).
  • "Volunteerism and Informal Systems in Health and Human Services: Roles and Opportunities for Grantmakers, " Richard C. Reynolds, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, N.J.); Alan E. Green, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (New Haven, Conn.); and James Copple, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (Alexandria, Va.).
  • "Philanthropic Opportunities in Tracking Local Delivery System Changes, ." Robert G. Hughes, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, N.J.); Brian Biles, The Commonwealth Fund (New York, N.Y.); and Edward F. Meehan, The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust (Allentown, Pa.).

"GIH/HRSA/MCHB Public-Private Sector Initiative, " October 1995, San Diego, Calif.

"GIH/HRSA/MCHB Public-Private Sector Initiative, " November 1995, Dallas, Texas.

"Today's New Federalism: Implications for Health Philanthropy, " November 1995, Washington, D.C.

"Grantmakers and the Health Care Revolution: Are We Being All That We Can Be?, " February 1996, Los Angeles, Calif.

"Defining Needs, Priorities, and Approaches, " February 1996, Los Angeles, Calif.

"New Foundations from Health Care Conversions: A Dialogue on Building a Philanthropic Organization and Program (Cosponsored by the Council on Foundations), April 1996, Atlanta, Ga.

"Healthy People in a Healthy Environment: The Role of Grantmakers in Achieving this Vision (Cosponsored with Environmental Grantmakers Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the CDC Foundation), April 1996, Atlanta, Ga.

"Health Philanthropy and the Safety Net, " July 1996, Chicago, Ill.

"Ensuring Quality and Accountability in Managed Care: Opportunities for Health Philanthropy" (Cosponsored with The Commonwealth Fund), September 1996, New York, N.Y.

"A Philanthropic Exchange: Workshop for New Health Foundations" (Cosponsored with the Kansas Health Foundation), October 1996, Wichita, Kan.

"Reading the Tea Leaves: Implications of the 1996 Elections for Health Services Policy and for Philanthropy, " November 1996, Washington, D.C.

"Public Policy: Is There a Role for New Health Foundations?, " November 1996, Washington, D.C.

"Healthy Communities in the 21st Century: How Can Philanthropy Make a Difference?" February 1997, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

"Some Tools-of-the-Trade in Grantmaking: Techniques and Lessons for Health Foundations, " February 1997, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

"Welfare Reform: What are the Implications for Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health?" February 1997, New York, N.Y.

"Collaborating for Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, " February 1997, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

"Maternal and Child Health Issues: Adolescent Pregnancy, " March 1997, Princeton, N.J.

"Innovations in Public-Private Partnerships, " March 1997, Washington, D.C.

"Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration in Massachusetts, " April 1997, Boston, Mass.

"Working with Foundations, " April 1997, Asheville, N.C.

"Addressing the Needs of Children and Families, April 1997, Dallas, Texas.

"Waiver or Not: Implications of Mandatory Managed Care for Vulnerable Populations, Safety Net Providers and Managed Care Plans, May 1997, New York, N.Y.

"Hawaii the Health State — Where are We Today, " May 1997, Honolulu, Hawaii.

"Violence as a Public Health Issue, " August 1997, Dallas, Texas.

"Expanding Health Insurance for Children: Opportunities for Grantmakers, " September 1997, Chicago, Ill.

"Telling a Foundation's Story: Nuts and Bolts for New Health Foundations, " October 1997, Chicago, Ill.

"A Delicate Balance: Implications of the Balanced Budget Act for Health, Health Care and
"Child Health Insurance: Prospects and Challenges, " October 1997, New York, N.Y.
Health Philanthropy, " November 1997, Washington, D.C.

"Making Community Health Strategies Work: A Dialogue with Government and Grantmakers, " November 1997, Boston, Mass.

"A Board-to-Board Dialogue, " February 1998, Los Angeles, Calif.

"Grantmakers and Government: Working to Achieve the Promise of New Federal and State health Initiatives for Children and Adolescents, " February 1998, Los Angeles, Calif.

"Reproductive Health and Population Issues, " February 1998, Houston, Texas.

"Staying Ahead of the Curve: Catalyzing Community Partnerships for the Public's Health, " February 1998, Los Angeles, Calif.

"New York's Changing Health Care Environment: Implications for Vulnerable Populations and Community Providers. Setting the Context, " March 1998, New York, N.Y.

"The Road to Sustainability — Special Roundtable Discussion for Grantmakers and Public Officials" (Cosponsored with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family and Community Health at the Annual Partners in Prevention Conference), March 1998, Marlboro, Mass.

"Consensus Building Around a Health Funding Agenda, " April 1998, Washington, D.C.

"Children and Youth: Comprehensive, Integrated Strategies to Assure Child Health and Well-being, " April 1998, Washington, D.C.

"Child Health Insurance: Prospects and Challenges, " May 1998, Boston, Mass.

"The Art and Science of health Grantmaking, " June 1998, Denver, Colo.

"Overcoming Barriers to Adolescent Health, " July 1998, New York, N.Y.

"A Call to Action: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, " September 1998, Potomac, Md.

"Improving the Health of Children and Adolescents: Exploring Opportunities for Grantmakers and Government to Work Together, " September 1998, Denver, Colo.

"Assuring the Public's Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Government and Philanthropy, : October 1998, New York, N.Y.

"Mental Health and Managed Care: A Briefing for Foundations, " October 1998, Dallas, Texas.

"After the Dust Settles: A Profile of Health Conversion Foundations, " November 1998, Arlington, Va.

"Community-Based Approaches to Informing Health Policy, " November 1998, Arlington, Va.

"Improving the Health of Children and Adolescents — Exploring Opportunities for State and Local Partnerships, " November 1998, Williamsburg, Va.

"The Interface Between Public Policy and the Private Sector, " November 1998, Arlington, Va.

"Intersection of Maternal and Child Health and the Environment, " November 1998, Boston, Mass.

"Towards a Seamless System for Children's health and Early Education: What Can We Learn from the French Model" (Cosponsored with the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, The Early Childhood Funders' Network, The Sister Fund, and The Tides Foundation), November 1998, New York, N.Y.

"New York City's Health Care Environment 1999: System Changes, Access Issues and Policy Changes, " January 28, 1999, New York, N.Y.

"From the Front Line: Grantmakers and State Partnerships for Improved Child and Adolescent Health, " February 3, 1999, Denver, Colo.

"Ethical Fitness Seminar, " February 17, 1999, Tempe, Ariz.

"Social Inequalities in Health, " February 18–19, 1999, Tempe, Ariz.

"Consensus Building as a Tool for More Effective Grantmaking, " February 19, 1999, Tempe, Ariz.

"Welfare Reform: How is it Affecting the Health and Well-being of Children, " February 17, 1999, Tempe, Ariz.

"Healthy People, Healthy Communities: Action Steps for Grantmakers, " April 18, 1999, New Orleans, La.

"Prevention and Women's Health: Making the Health Care System More Responsive to Women, " May 10, 1999, Washington, D.C.

"Overcoming Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health: Opportunities for Grantmakers and Government to Work Together, " May 14, 1999, New York, N.Y.

"Coping with Managed Care: Responding to the Needs of the Elderly, " June 17, 1999, Washington, D.C.

"Women and Disabilities" (Cosponsored by Center for Women Policy Studies, Disability Funders Network, Women & Philanthropy, and the Women's Funding Network), June 17–18, 1999, Oakland, Calif.

"New Initiatives for Texas Children and Their Families, " June 18, 1999, Austin, Texas.

"After the Dust Settles: A Profile of Health Care Conversions Foundations, " June 27–29, 1999, Chicago, Ill.

"Victims of Our Own Success: The Immunization Debate as the Paradigm of Effective Prevention, " August 25, 1999, Washington, D.C.

"Family Caregiving in an Aging America, " October 13–15, 1999, Chicago, Ill.

"The Art and Science of Grantmaking II, " October 21–22, 1999, San Francisco, Calif.

"Youth Mentoring: A Social Development Approach to Youth Health Promotion" (Cosponsored by Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families), November 3, 1999, Washington, D.C.

"Grantmakers In Health Washington Briefing, " November 4–5, 1999, Washington, D.C.

"New Yorkers Without Health Insurance — An Escalating Crisis Issues Update. Options for Expanding Coverage, Current Initiatives, and Opportunities, " November 18, 1999, New York, N.Y.

"Spanning the Generations: Putting Health Grantmaking in an Intergenerational Context, " March 2000, Miami, Fla.

Sponsored Workshops

"Burning Issues Luncheons, " 1982; 1983.

"GIH/HRSA National Workshop on Opportunities for Collaboration, " April 1990, Washington, D.C.

"GIH/HRSA National Workshop on Maternal and Child Health, " November 1990, Washington, D.C.

"Rethinking the Environment: Responding to Communities in Need" (Cosponsored with New York Regional Association of Grantmakers; Council for Community-Based Development; Environmental Grantmakers Association; Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families; and Neighborhood Funders Group), March 1992, New York, N.Y.

"Sharing Experiences Workshop, " November 15, 1995, Washington, D.C. Attended by 32 grantmakers from approximately 20 grantmaking organizations.

World Wide Web Sites

www.gih.org. Provides opportunities for users to register for GIH meetings, contact staff of special focus initiatives, link to web sites for other grantmakers and organizations, and read various GIH publications. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers In Health.

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Report prepared by: Robert Crum
Reviewed by: James Wood
Reviewed by: Janet Heroux
Reviewed by: Molly McKaughan
Program Officer: Terrance Keenan
Program Officer: Annie Lea Shuster
Program Officer: Frank Karel
Program Officer: Rosemary Gibson
Also interviewed: Paul Jellinek

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