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The Surprising Roles That Landlords (And Philanthropy) Can Play In Promoting Children's Health

If health advocates want to make serious headway in protecting children from the lifelong effects of lead poisoning, they must get both public- and private-sector buy-in and develop solutions that work for all, including landlords. Leaders in Cleveland, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York, have built strong public–private partnerships to deploy new tools to help landlords make their properties safe. Various foundations—both place-based and national—are funding efforts to prevent lead poisoning.

New ‘Lead Funders Action Network’ Aligns Philanthropic Efforts for Children’s Health

A new Lead Funders Action Network brings together national, regional, state, and local foundations who are working collaboratively and strategically to address gaps in the field of childhood lead poisoning and make philanthropic investments more synergistic to advance the prevention of the disease.

Photo by Mi Pham for Unsplash

HEFN’s 2018 Year in Review

In counterpoint to weakening national environmental and public health safeguards, in 2018 HEFN and its funder community drew philanthropic resources into power-building for environmental health and environmental justice. With appreciation to all of its members, partners, and colleagues, here’s a snapshot of HEFN’s work in 2018.

Partners for Learning and Action Shape HEFN 2018 Annual Meeting

What more – or different – actions can funders and a funder group take to build multiracial majorities strong enough to protect environmental health and justice? HEFN dove into this question through both learning and culture change at its 2018 Annual Meeting, “The Environmental Health and Justice Majority: Raising Voices, Building Power.” (Pictured: Marisla Foundation Field Partner, Darryl Molina Sarmiento, Communities for a Better Environment. Photo by Annie O'Sullivan Photography)

A Personal Invitation to Help Build the Environmental Health and Justice Majority

Shorey Myers, Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation and HEFN Steering Committee member, extends a personal invitation to funders to attend this year's HEFN Annual Meeting from Nov. 28-30 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to strategize, network and be inspired by the collective work to mobilize philanthropy around environmental health and justice solutions.

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