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Affiliated Events

Healing Justice Institute: Learning & Strategy Session

Tuesday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Seattle Foundation
1601 5th Ave #1900
Seattle, WA 98101

The Healing Justice Institute is an opportunity for grantmakers to engage in a day-long learning and strategy session about supporting healing justice at the intersections of racial justice and health justice. Participants will build new relationships with healing justice field leaders, and with funder colleagues across typical silos of health funders and social change funders. Participants will also gain an understanding of healing justice work that is centered on power-building in communities of color, as part of building practices of community safety and justice. Examples of projects grantmakers can fund and people to meet with to strategize about where and how best support the field will be explored.

Registration is required for the institute and the cost is $250. For more information, please contact Lorraine Ramirez, Senior Program Manager of Funders for Justice at Neighborhood Funders Group, at

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Equity Research Learning Exchange

Tuesday, June 11 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Room 508 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. followed by a reception in
Room 507 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

In recent years, health research has expanded from measuring health disparities to investigating broader efforts to foster health equity. New research questions explore the health impacts of bias and racism, cross-sectoral factors that cause inequity, and collaboration with communities to find solutions.  How can new research, methods, and strategies inform funders’ understandings of what it will take to achieve health equity? Join a participatory discussion to share learning priorities to advance equity-focused grantmaking; catalyze an evidence-based approach to achieving health equity; and learn about the Health Equity Research Initiative, a new field-building effort to help guide us to health equity.

Registration is required. For more information, please contact Martina Todaro, Research Associate at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at

Children and Families Funder Network Dinner

Wednesday, June 12 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Blueacre Seafood
1700 7th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

Join your colleagues investing in children and families for a dinner hosted by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This is a great opportunity to meet with other funders who are also interested in children and families, for both networking and informal conversation.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Joanne Tong at by June 5th.

Dental Therapy Reception

Wednesday, June 12 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Room 407 (Satsop)

Arcora Foundation, DentaQuest Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Community Catalyst invite you to join us for an evening reception to hear about and discuss Dental Therapy in Native communities and beyond. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation Funders Forum

Wednesday, June 12 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Room 603 (Skagit)

Most Americans have never heard of Imperial County, California. But everyone benefits from the food grown there and the clean, renewable energy generated there. Yet these health-promoting exports mask deep and persistent health disparities locally. Air and water quality in the county are exceptionally poor, access to health services is uneven at best, and poverty and food insecurity rates are among the nation's highest. Fortunately, there's some good news in the midst of these problems. Through a $7.5 million challenge grant from the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, the new Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation was recently established. You're invited to join the foundation at a dinner meeting in which you will hear directly from three of the new foundation trustees about life in this fertile desert region along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as their plans for advancing health and wellness.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Midwifery: A Vital Service for Women's Health (Film Screening)

Wednesday, June 12 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
2100 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121

Around the world, the public health community has undertaken a broad range of actions to eliminate preventable maternal mortality, enabling a decrease from over 500,000 deaths annually in 2000 when the Millennium Development Goals were drafted. As countries grapple with the hardest decreases – those at the tail end of the spectrum – new attention is being given to human resources for health: who provides maternal health care, and what training do they have? As a result, more attention is being given to the need to develop appropriate care givers who can provide quality care even in the most difficult environments. Join your colleagues for a special screening of Birth Wars and discussion with award-winning filmmaker Janet Jarman and a special guest featured in the film.

Space is limited. Please confirm your attendance with Mireille Posse

Host an Event in Conjunction with GIH

Interested in hosting an affiliated event in conjunction with the GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy? Please complete the Affiliated Event Form by May 24, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Treanor at