2017 Grantmakers in Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

Event Type: 
In-Person Meeting
Geographic Focus: 
National
When: 
June 21, 2017 - 8:30am to June 23, 2017 - 2:30pm
Location: 

Boston, Massachusetts

Join Grantmakers In Health for its 2017 annual conference (#GIHac), the largest gathering of health funders in the country. This is the best place to meet up with the bright minds, seasoned experts, and innovative practitioners working in health philanthropy today.

CONFERENCE THEME

Lead, Listen, Inspire

In the 35 years since Grantmakers In Health (GIH) was founded, the landscape of health philanthropy has changed dramatically. Hundreds of new foundations have been created, channeling billions to communities. Meanwhile, the United States has become increasingly diverse and is confronted with growing levels of inequality. The Affordable Care Act has improved access to health care for many, but its future is uncertain. Health grantmakers are at the forefront of responding to these challenges by the way they lead, listen, and inspire.

Lead. Today, more than ever, funders are called upon to provide leadership on a vast array of health issues. By collaborating with a wide range of allies in and outside the health sector, providing grants and other forms of financial support, advocating for change, and championing innovation, foundations are helping drive lasting improvements in health.

Listen. Exceptional leadership requires being a good listener. By actively engaging with community residents, advocates, policymakers, health professionals, researchers, and other stakeholders, funders strengthen philanthropy’s credibility, relevance, and impact. Meanwhile, developing strong networks and authentic relationships can lead to strategies and programs that are more likely to succeed.

Inspire. Foundations are uniquely positioned to inspire hope, courage, and action. Their talented staff, flexibility, and resources enable them to engage with a variety of partners, resolve conflicts, and motivate change.

Issue Area: 
Health

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