Children’s Health

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Our brains are hardwired for stories. Read about why HEFN is using more stories, and see a few recent stories about HEFN members in this blog post.
Senator Lautenberg and Senator Vitter
A survey of the TSCA reform movement's work and its road ahead following a surprising bipartisan compromise.
President Jimmy Carter, Gibbs, and Congressman John Lafalce
Lois Gibbs – concerned mother turned environmental health organizer, advocate and philanthropic advisor – looks back at 35 years since Love Canal. And forward to greater philanthropic support for community organizing to protect health.
Ramtin and Kim Wasserman Goldman reception
This blog post applauds this year's Goldman Environmental Prize winners, the world's biggest award for grassroots environmental heros, including North America winner Kim Wasserman Nieto who shared her community organizing work for cleaner air, climate justice...
Growing Up Health MN
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation President Carolyn Link shares stories from the foundation's Growing Up Healthy Initiative. Since 2006, the initiative has supported organizations focused on housing conditions, early childhood education and...
Affinity group staff at GIH 2013
HEFN Director Kathy Sessions shares highlights and insights from Grantmakers In Health's 2013 annual meeting, including a summary of HEFN's "Assess and Address: Protecting Health Where We Live, Work, and Play" session and shifting language toward a "health...
Safe Chemicals Act Gillibrand
An interview with Grantmakers In Health's new President and CEO Faith Mitchell. Faith shares her plans for GIH, visions for health philanthropy, and opportunities for collaboration on health determinants and disparities.
An interview with Grantmakers In Health's new President and CEO Faith Mitchell. Faith shares her plans for GIH, visions for health philanthropy, and opportunities for collaboration on health determinants and disparities.
Karen Peabody O'Brien and Pete Myers share news about TiPED, a new screening tool to help chemists design chemicals that are safer for people and the planet.
HEFN's resolutions to make everyone's lives more clean and green in 2013.

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Ellen Braff-Guajardo, based in Fresno, California, is the Director of Regional Programs at the Sierra Health Foundation.

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