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A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
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December 17, 2020 by Cindy Glass
As 2020 winds down, HEFN wishes a fond farewell to Steering Committee leaders whose terms end this year, and extends deepest gratitude for the myriad contributions they’ve made to the HEFN community.
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November 17, 2020 by Kathryn Gilje
This past summer of violent pain, liberation struggle, and racial reckoning offers us complete opening to move more fully together through mud where our field has been stuck. A solid core of HEFN members are gathering to ensure healing and action space on racial justice – knowing that everything is absolutely at stake.
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September 15, 2020 by Jalonne White-Newsome , September 15, 2020 by Ansje Miller
At a time when health philanthropy and all it supports are so pandemic-stressed, it may seem counterintuitive to focus on racial justice and climate action. But we and many colleagues believe that, in order to strengthen responses to the pressing crises we face, we must consider some converging determinants of health—racism, climate change, and COVID-19—together. Doing so is essential, not just for crisis management, but also for building resilient systems and infrastructure that enable everyone, particularly Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities, to breathe.
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August 11, 2020 by Jennie Curtis
Jennie Curtis, the Executive Director of the Garfield Foundation, reflects back on the organization's 15 years of experience developing systems-informed collaborations as a solid strategy for understanding and shifting the root causes of complex problems and, ultimately, creating healthier outcomes for people and the planet.
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July 9, 2020 by Cindy Glass
HEFN is pleased to welcome Leslie Hatfield, GRACE Communications Foundation, and Anuja Mendiratta, Philanthropic + Nonprofit Consulting, to the Steering Committee.
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Shorey Myers, Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation, has been with the Foundation since 2010.  Shorey's work over the past decade includes a strong focus on global environmental health and justice issues as well as philanthropic support of...

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