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Climate change is hot. In the news, that is. But visibility isn’t enough. So far the climate movement has struggled to build enough public support and political will for real climate solutions. Health and social justice funders and their grantees have an...
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.
Reflections and takeaways on the "Power of Voice" - the theme of Grantmakers In Health's 2014 Annual Meeting - in this blog post.
Charleston Gazette headlines:  Pregnant?  Bottled H2O recommended
In this guest post, Vanessa Daniel of the Groundswell Fund challenges funders to see the crisis in West Virginia as an opportunity to strengthen philanthropy and the state's grassroots power.
On January 29, 2014, funders toured the latest frontier in the U.S. fracking boom: Los Angeles. Ramtin Arablouei shares descriptions and reflections from the LA Fracking Funder Tour in this blog post.
HEFN is pleased to introduce our newly-renovated website. Take a tour of the new site in this blog post.
Ann Cornell, President of the Cornell Douglas Foundation, shares how the recent chemical spill in West Virginia fits within that state's ongoing fight against mountaintop removal coal mining.
An introduction to HEFN's newest Steering Committee Members: Lauren Davis of the 11th Hour Project, Christine James from the John Merck Fund, and Amy Panek of the Park Foundation.
Kalan and Mandela
HEFN member Heeten Kalan remembers late South African President Nelson Mandela and reflects on the inspiration he's drawn from the leader over the years.
What can six funder groups learn by exploring without focusing on their narrow issue boundaries? A lot! In this blog post, a recap of the December 2013 San Joaquin Valley funder tour in California.

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