Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Meet the participants...

As we get closer to the event, we will be profiling the participating organizations. This week, we invite you to learn more about Grantmakers in Health, the Health Research Alliance and the John A. Hartford Foundation.

Mission: To foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to help strengthen the grantmaking community's knowledge, skills, and effectiveness.

GIH is seeking session proposals for their 2010 Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy Taking Risks at a Critical Time. The meeting will take place in Orlando, FL on March 10-12 and will explore how grantmakers can sustain their roles as change agents while rethinking strategies, and how grantmakers can be bold, creative, and take risks in how they approach their work and understand their missions. Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Click here for more information.

Mission: To foster collaboration among not-for-profit, non-governmental funders to support the continuum of health research and training from biomedical science to applications that advance health, by improving communication and collaboration:

  • Internally, among member organizations, to share data and best practices, informed by current information on the landscape of the health research enterprise; and

  • Externally, by encouraging communication and collaboration among grantmakers and the broader health research and policymaking communities.

Founded in 1929, the John A. Hartford Foundation is a committed champion of health care training, research and service system innovations that will ensure the well-being and vitality of older adults. Its overall goal is to increase the nation’s capacity to provide effective, affordable care to its rapidly increasing older population. Today, the Foundation is America’s leading philanthropy with a sustained interest in aging and health.

Through its grantmaking, the John A. Hartford Foundation seeks specifically to:

  • Enhance and expand the training of doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals who care for elders, and
  • Promote innovations in the integration and delivery of services for all older people.

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