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Resources by Topic: Philanthropy

Population Health in Challenging Times: Insights from Key Domains
Summarizes presentations and panel discussions from a September 21-24, 2020 workshop on how the field of population health is responding to and being changed by racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic. Examines lack of access to healthcare in rural and tribal areas, and explores the philanthropy sector's conceptual and practical responses to the pandemic and the movement for racial justice.
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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COVID-19 Resources and Colorado's Philanthropic Response
Connects funders from across Colorado to ensure they have the current information about nonprofit needs, relief funds, and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lists COVID-19 response funds established in Colorado.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Philanthropy Colorado
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Blind Spot: Mobility and Aging in Rural America
Examines mobility challenges older adults face in rural America. Highlights programs that support the transit needs of older adults in rural Arizona. Outlines opportunities for philanthropies to engage with communities on mobility initiatives.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Age Friendly Arizona
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COVID-19 and Rural America: How Can Philanthropy Respond?
May 12, 2020 webinar providing a national overview of how philanthropy in rural America is responding to COVID-19 with new initiatives and more flexible processes. Includes a report on expanding and coordinating local resources to meet the needs of older people, and the impact of the new regulations for telemedicine during the emergency and the prospect of providing expanded services in rural areas.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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2020 NACo Legislative Conference: Rural Grants 101: How County Officials Can Tap Into USDA Programs
Audio recording of National Association of Counties (NACo) panel discussion presented on March 2, 2020 in Washington, DC, describing ways in which counties can access USDA funding programs. Topics include rural electric cooperatives, rural telecommunications, and rural water and wastewater systems. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Wellness Funds: Flexible Funding to Advance the Health of Communities
Issue brief describing key issues in conceptualizing, developing, and implementing Wellness Funds. Offers policy opportunities for funders to advance the model for aligning community resources. Includes case examples from Washington state, California, and rural Vermont.
Author(s): Janet Heinrich, Jeffrey Levi, Dora Hughes, Helen Mittmann
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Funders Forum on Accountable Health
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The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Organizations in New Mexico
Report outlining the role of nonprofit organizations in New Mexico's economy, including funds brought into the state, employment by county, nonprofit jobs by sector, and payroll trends. Compares healthcare employment in rural and urban areas of the state.
Additional links: Key Points
Author(s): Jeffrey Mitchell, Julian Baca
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Con Alma Health Foundation, New Mexico Association of Grantmakers
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The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: Critical Access Hospital Network of Eastern Washington
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by the Critical Access Hospital Network (CAHN) of Eastern Washington. Provides care coordination services to Medicaid patients with at least two chronic conditions or one chronic condition and the risk of developing another. Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018, with additional funding from the Empire Health Foundation.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: Williamson Health and Wellness Center
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by the Williamson Health and Wellness Center based in Williamson, West Virginia. Describes the program's use of care teams of community health workers, a registered nurse, and a nurse practitioner providing care coordination to patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018, with additional private funding from a network of local philanthropies.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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A Healthy Attitude: Rural Leaders in TN County Organize to Address Well-Being in Appalachia
Describes ways in which local leaders in Grundy County, Tennessee implemented programs to promote physical activity, support children and families, increase access to philanthropic resources, and establish a working relationship with a nearby university.
Author(s): Tim Marema, Erin Bouldin
Citation: Journal of Appalachian Health, 2(1), 60-64
Date: 2020
Type: Document
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