Children’s Health

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Prize Winner
This blog highlights recent awards recognizing innovative environmental health and justice contributions and champions.
How the New York Community Trust's investment in research of mothers' exposures to toxic chemicals and their effects on children's health helped to improve health outcomes and strengthen the public health case for regulation of chemicals.
A new requirement under the Affordable Care Act represents a major opportunity to strengthen hospitals' relationships with local community. Gary Cohen shares perspectives on the most promising opportunities in this blog post.
HEFN has two new issue briefs designed explicitly for funders just getting acquainted with environmental health philanthropy. Read more about what they offer in this blog post.
By teaming up with journalists, the Bullitt Foundation helped Seattle schools take steps to protect children from toxic air pollution. Get the scoop in this blog post from Amy Solomon at the Bullitt Foundation and Robert McClure from InvestigateWest.
mother and child census
This is a re-post from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and National Hispanic Medical Association President & CEO Elena Rios that places protection of children's health and reducing disparities into a broad environmental health context.
When several funders noticed chemical hazards affecting people and wildlife, with little public awareness, regulation, or philanthropic investment, they took action. They formed a HEFN "Catalysts Collaborative" that has worked for nearly a decade to tackle...
Map screen shot
This guest post from the Health and Housing Funders' Forum discusses their work with the federal government to map public and private grants data on health and housing investments.
Pacoima Beautiful Summer Institute 2013 students
The Liberty Hill Foundation is helping introduce a next generation of environmental health and justice advocates through its Clean Up Green Up campaign. Read more in this blog post.
Pete Myers
This blog post reflects on recent awards, including from the White House, to environmental health work.

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Leslie Hatfield
Steering Committee Member
Leslie is the senior partnership and outreach advisor at GRACE Communications Foundation, where she advises internally and collaborates with like-minded funders and non-government organizations on strategies, movement building, grantmaking and meeting...

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