Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10 year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched by The California Endowment in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.
When considering how to improve health outcomes for low-income individuals, most people think about providing access to good medical care and keeping the cost of that care as low as possible. What people rarely think about is the connection between good health and quality affordable housing. This edition of What Funders Need to Know explores these connections and highlights some promising practices by both government and business that help low-income individuals get housed, stay healthier, and lower overall costs.
This report from the California Endowment presents finding from a study of health disparities and trauma among African-American and Latino/ Hispanic boys, the underlying social inequality and negative neighborhood conditions, the need for a healing approach and best practices for overcoming disparities.
Originally published at a time of many hospital conversions, this paper continues to provide helpful information on philanthropic options for the sale of hospital assets.
Forum member Funders for LGBTQ Issues released a statement on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contracting rule change which announced that it would immediately allow discrimination against LGBTQ people and other vulnerable communities in its taxpayer-funded programs.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asset Funders Network, Funders Concerned About AIDS, NTEN and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from CECP, The Conference Board, GrantCraft, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation and Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Building Movement Project, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Fidelity Charitable, Florida Philanthropic Network, Giving USA, Grantmakers in the Arts and National Center for Family Philanthropy.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring reports from The Bridgespan Group, Grants Managers Network, Urban Institute, Asset Funders Network, Building Healthy Places Network, Foundation Center, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, Putnam Consulting Group, and Philanthropy Southwest.