The 2020 GIH annual conference program will take place from June 17-19, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The preliminary agenda below will be updated with more details as we approach the conference.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Morning Invitationals

8:30 am–11:00 am

  • CEO Working Group on Access and Coverage (by invitation)
  • Food Access and Security Learning Community (by invitation)

Newcomers’ Welcome

10:30 am–11:30 am

Terrance Keenan Institute Alumni Lunch (by invitation)

10:30 am–12:00 pm

Open Lunch for All

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Site Visits

12:00 pm–3:30 pm

  • Food for All: Community Driven Solutions to Food Access and Security
  • Indigenizing Health: Integrating Cultural Healing into Primary Care

12:30 pm–4:00 pm

  • Minneapolis Green Zones: Advancing Community Action, Environmental Justice, and Health Equity

1:00 pm–4:30 pm

  • Exploring Integrated Health and Wellness for Youth Experiencing Homelessness


1:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • No Small Matter Documentary Screening and Discussion
  • Owning Up: Using the Funder's Power Responsibly
  • Self-Reflection: The Key to Sustaining a High-Functioning Board

Safe Shape Exhibit

3:00 pm–5:00 pm

GIH President and CEO Opening Remarks

5:00 pm–5:30 pm


5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Opening Reception

6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Funder Network Breakfasts

8:00 am–9:30 am

  • Access and Quality Funder Network Breakfast
  • Behavioral Health and Integrative Health Funder Network Breakfast
  • Children and Families Funder Network Breakfast
  • HEAL Funder Network Breakfast
  • Health Equity Funder Network Breakfast
  • Oral Health Funder Network Breakfast
  • Palliative and Serious Illness Care Breakfast Discussion

Safe Shape Exhibit

9:30 am–4:00 pm


10:00 am–11:00 am

Wellness Break

11:00 am–11:30 am

Breakout Sessions

11:30 am–12:30 pm

  • Climate, Health, and Equity: Addressing Global Challenges at the Local Level
  • Investing in Policy and Advocacy Strategies to Advance Philanthropic Goals
  • Living into Equity: Weaving DEI into a Foundation’s Everyday Work
  • Maximizing Impact in a Limited Time: Time Limited Programs and Foundations
  • Medicaid Work Requirements and Block Grants
  • Philanthropy and Government: Finding Synergies and Navigating Challenges
  • The Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team
  • The Power of Four: Grantmaker Collaboration for Impact
  • Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Pay for Performance on Complex Care Populations

Terrance Keenan Award Luncheon

12:45 pm–2:00 pm

Wellness Break

2:00 pm–2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions and Quick Takes

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

  • Building Power and Organizing Health Professionals for Action
  • Drug Overdose Prevention Strategies
  • From Hate to Health
  • Health Care Advocacy in Rural Areas
  • Nuestra Voces: A Human-Centered Equity Approach to Meeting Youth Reproductive Health Needs
  • Promoting Oral Health Equity through Workforce Innovations
  • Redefining Successful Health Outcomes: Sidewalks, Speed Bumps, and Ovens

2:30 pm–3:00 pm Quick Takes

  • Aligning Emergency Response and Community Needs
  • Lies, Bots, and Vaccinations: Misinformation’s Deadly Spread in Health

3:00 pm–3:30 pm Quick Takes

  • Defeating the Deadly Double: Depression and Diabetes
  • Let’s Get Physical! Improving the Health Outcomes of Tomorrow

Wellness Break

3:30 pm–4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Quick Takes

4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Building Youth Power for a Healthier Tomorrow
  • Can We Have It All? Balancing Key Factors in Evaluating a Grant Portfolio
  • Housing is Health Care - Creating Supportive Housing in Rural Communities
  • Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: From Report to Reality
  • Listen, Learn and Act: What Three Foundations Have Learned from Listening
  • Race, Equity, and Gun Violence: Following the Lead of Communities
  • Vaping, Marijuana, and Adolescent Substance Use: Latest Trends and Implications for Philanthropy

4:00 pm–4:30 pm Quick Takes

  • Growing Local Philanthropy to Improve Health
  • How Embracing Equity Can Change Philanthropy
  • Muslim Chaplaincy: Cultural and Faith Based Leadership for Better Health

4:30 pm–5:00 pm Quick Takes

  • Closing the Gap: Evaluating Rural Communities with a Health Equity Lens
  • Congregational Engagement by a Faith-Based Philanthropy

Reception at Orchestra Hall

6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Friday, June 19, 2020

Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy Breakfast Plenary

8:15 am–9:30 am

Safe Shape Exhibit

9:30 am–11:30 am

Wellness Break

9:30 am–10:00 am

Breakout Sessions

10:00 am–11:00 am

  • 20 Years of Progress - Addressing Tobacco Use in Indian Country
  • Caring for the Seriously Ill and Forgotten
  • FORESIGHT: Designing a Future for Health
  • Impacting Community Health through Integrated Care
  • Pod Save Health Care? The Promise and Pitfalls of Health Care Podcasts
  • What's Keeping CEOs Up at Night?
  • What's Keeping Trustees Up at Night?

Wellness Break

11:00 am–11:30 am

Breakout Sessions and Quick Takes

11:30 am–12:30 pm

  • Foundations with Assets Less Than $25 Million
  • Integrating Organizational Cultures in Community Health Partnerships
  • New Health Foundations

11:30 am–12:00 pm Quick Take

  • Want More Health Equity? Increase Funding to Distressed Communities

12:00 pm–12:30 pm Quick Take

  • Thoughts at the Intersection: An Urban Planner's Reflections on Health Funding


12:45 pm–2:00 pm

Post-Conference Excursion – Our Home: Native Minnesota

2:30 pm–5:30 pm