Helping grantmakers i m p r o v e t h e n a t i o n’ s h e a l t h BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 20, 2004 NEW GRANTS & for residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties. Among the PROGRAMS grantees are: Florida International University/Center on Aging – $263,394 to improve the health of older adults ■ Aetna Foundation (Hartford, CT) who are most at risk for poor health has announced intended funding of up due to physical inactivity and obesity to $1 million for initiatives that address racial and ethnic disparities in health and end-of-life care programs. The and $15,000 to improve the hospital discharge process for frail elders in GIHnews Miami-Dade County; American Lung foundation will target programs that have a broad reach and scope, as well Association of Florida, Inc.-South Area REGISTER TODAY… as the potential for replication or to – $146,750 to implement the Open Airways for Schools Program, which Don’t forget to register for the serve as a best practice model. Individual following GIH events: grants are expected to range from aims to reduce the effect that asthma has $25,000 to $100,000 annually. on low-income, minority children in • November 3rd: GIH will host Contact: Sharon Dalton, 860.273.6382, Miami-Dade and Broward counties; and Funding Health Advocacy, an firstname.lastname@example.org. First Call for Help – $56,100 in match- Issue Dialogue that will explore ing funds to increase health care access how health funders can incorporate ■ Alliance Healthcare Foundation and community outreach services to support for advocacy work as (San Diego, CA) approved two grants uninsured and underserved individuals part of their mission to improve totaling $275,760. Mentor San Diego in Broward County. Contact: Shari the health of individuals and received a grant for $150,000 for its Gantman, 305.374.9199. communities. Sister~Sister program, a school-based • November 4th and 5th: GIH’s collaborative that engages in community ■ The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth 2004 Fall Forum, Health and Fiscal outreach targeting teen girls on three Foundation (New York, NY) made Policy: What Every Funder Should critical mental health issues: depression several grants to organizations that Know, will focus on budget and tax and suicide, relationship violence, and address various health and well-being issues and their implications for body image/eating disorders. Interfaith issues, including mental health and care- health programs. Community Services, a collaboration of giver concerns. Grant recipients include: The meetings will convene at the more than 450 faith-based organizations, Covenant House – $167,172 over 24 Wyndham City Center Hotel in received $125,760 to support staff months for its Nurse Aide Training Washington, DC. Program and salaries for the Confia en Ti program, Program, which is designed to help registration materials for both which provides comprehensive health homeless and at-risk young adults (18 meetings are available via our services and case management to day to 21 years old) from residential and Web site, www.gih.org. laborers and migrant workers and community-based programs in New their families. Contact: Bettina Rausa, York City enter the health care profes- WELCOME... 858.614.4892, email@example.com. sions as state-certified nurses’ aides; and College of Physicians of Philadelphia – to Rachel Suslow, who recently joined ■ Health Foundation of South $50,000 over 15 months for its Philly GIH as an Administrative Assistant. Florida (Miami) has awarded nearly Health Info Pilot Project - North Previously, Ms. Suslow was an assistant $1.2 million in health-related grants to Philadelphia, whose goal is to hire a educator at the Health Resource 18 organizations that aim to improve second outreach coordinator to better Center in Long Beach, California. health and access to health care services equip the project to help patients and ■ GIH Funding Partner 2 G R A N T M A K E R S I N H E A L T H neighborhood residents access health South Dakota organizations with health preventive care and care for chronic information to better manage their improvement projects. Among the recip- conditions. The report reviews research health. Contact: Scott Moyer, ients are: Front Porch Coalition (Rapid that is based on the RAND Health 212.687.1133, firstname.lastname@example.org. City, SD) – $80,000 for a depression Insurance Experiment, which links high awareness project in the Black Hills area out-of-pocket spending with a decrease ■ Palm Healthcare Foundation that involves a public education cam- in patients’ consumption of effective (West Palm Beach, FL) has awarded paign designed to decrease the stigma health care for both high-income and $70,000 to Boca Raton Community related to depression, as well as increase low-income patients, as well as other Hospital (FL) in support of its Mobile the number of men 15 to 34 years of age research on the effects of patient cost- Community Health Program. The pro- who seek help for the disease; Eastside sharing on access to health care and gram includes a state-of-the-art mobile Neighborhood Center, Inc. (Pierre, health status. One of the report’s specific health van with staff to provide on-site SD) – $50,000 for its Frontier Health findings is that healthier, higher-income screenings and health education for Network Diabetes project, which identi- individuals are more likely to enroll in seniors, minorities, and others who have fies people with diabetes and those CDHC plans, leaving sicker and lower- been denied or do not have access to at high risk of developing diabetes to wage employees in higher-cost plans. health care services. Screenings will participate in an education and preven- Contact: Mary Mahon, 212.606.3853, include body weight mass/body mass tion program that involves exercise, email@example.com. index, cholesterol checks, blood chem- nutrition, and mental health support istry analysis, and cardiac risk analysis. components in addition to traditional The grant will fulfill the salary of an medical treatment; and Primary other news advanced nurse practitioner or commu- Health Care, Inc. (Polk County, IA) – nity health nurse who will assist with the $33,663 for this safety net provider to compilation of data, program develop- start a pilot project designed to reduce ■ The Colorado Trust (Denver, CO) ment, and community needs assessment. the number of complications due to dia- has funded the development of The Contact: Jamie Taylor, 561.659.4111, betes, increase provider utilization, and After-School Initiative’s Toolkit firstname.lastname@example.org. improve satisfaction among patients with for Evaluating Positive Youth diabetes who do not have prescription Development. Developed by the United Hospital Fund (New York, drug coverage. Contact: Angela Feig, National Research Council, Inc., NY) made 12 grants totaling $600,000 515.245.4551, email@example.com. the toolkit is a resource of the trust’s to support programs that aim to five year, $11 million After-School improve health services among New Initiative, which serves children in York City residents. Grantees include: SURVEYS, STUDIES & fourth through ninth grades via pro- Palliative Care Quality Improvement grams that promote positive youth Collaborative – $150,000 to support PUBLICATIONS development. The kit contains several program activities that are geared toward evaluation sets for after-school programs improving the quality of care for chroni- to assess outcomes – measurable changes cally ill individuals with life-threatening ■ The Commonwealth Fund (New in participants’ knowledge, attitudes, conditions, as well as those who are York, NY) has released Early Child or behavior – that are common to approaching the end of life; Harlem Development in Social Context: A many after-school programs aimed at United Community AIDS Center, Inc. Chartbook, which lists more than 30 promoting positive youth development. – $50,000 to serve Spanish-speaking, key indicators of development and Contact: Ed Guajardo Lucero, HIV/AIDS-infected individuals at an health for children up to age six, as well 303.837.1200, firstname.lastname@example.org. east Harlem social day program by help- as other factors in families and commu- ing them adhere to their medication nities that affect these outcomes. The ■ The Health Foundation of regimens and explaining the conse- chartbook also discusses the unique Greater Cincinnati’s (OH) Health quences of missed doses; and Bellevue position of health care providers to Foundation Fund has been appointed Hospital Center – $35,000 to recruit recognize and alert parents to potential the Ohio Coordinating Center for and train volunteers for its Health threats to healthy early development. Assertive Community Treatment Education and Literacy for Parents In a separate publication, the fund (ACT) by the Ohio Department of project, which aims to improve parents’ analyzes consumer-directed health care Mental Health. ACT is an evidence- abilities to read and understand health (CDHC) plans as a possible solution based model of care for people who care instructions and communicate with to increasing health care costs. Will have severe mental illnesses and has been pediatricians. Contact: Eleanor Rorer, Consumer-Directed Health Care shown to be an effective method of 212.494.0732, email@example.com. Improve Health System Performance? service delivery that minimizes the suf- concludes that these high-deductible fering of people with mental illnesses. ■ The Wellmark Foundation (Des plans are not likely to curb health care The center will be housed in the Health Moines, IA) awarded more than costs, and may worsen health outcomes Foundation Fund’s offices and will pro- $500,000 in grants to 11 Iowa and by reducing patients’ receipt of needed vide training, resource materials, and S E P T E M B E R 2 0 , 2 0 0 4 3 technical assistance to existing and devel- ing communications manager/Latin for children and youth in metropolitan oping ACT teams, as well as help the marketing manager for Aetna Financial Detroit. Contact: Emile Mahanti, state finish its ACT standards. Contact: Services (Hartford, CT), also known 248.855.6777. Christine Mulvin, 513.458.6621, as ING. Contact: Monette Goodrich, firstname.lastname@example.org. 860.409.7773. pOSITIONS ■ The Hogg Foundation for Mental ■ The Duke Endowment (Charlotte, Health (Austin, TX) has joined with NC) has elected William Anlyan, M.D. AVAILABLE other local agencies, as well as Mayor vice chairman of its board of trustees. Will Wynn of Austin, to create the Anlyan is chancellor emeritus and The Amgen Foundation Mental Health Task Force. The task professor emeritus of surgery at Duke (Thousand Oaks, CA) force will address issues concerning the University (Durham, NC). He has challenges faced by Austin residents with served on the endowment’s board since • Manager, Grants Administration – mental illnesses by first defining the con- 1990. The endowment also appointed Will oversee the review process cept of a “mentally healthy community” current board member Constance of grant requests for the Amgen and then promoting a response to that Gray to chair its Committee on Rural Foundation and Amgen Inc. by definition. The task force hopes to work Churches. Another board member, managing the grants administration toward forging a mentally fit community Minor Shaw, has been appointed function and advancing the on-line by addressing the gaps in mental health as chairman of the Committee on grants management system for all services and reducing the burden of Child Care. elements of philanthropic/community chronic mental health conditions. programs. Will also lead the day-to- Contact: Janice Kinchion, mayor’s ■ The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care day fiscal operations for the team, office, 512.974.6001. Foundation (Wellesley, MA) has including maintenance of accurate and announced two new board appoint- up-to-date financial records and assist- ■ Universal Health Care Foundation ments. Joseph O’Donnell, M.D. ing program managers and foundation of Connecticut, Inc. (New Haven) currently serves as a practicing physician leadership with budgets, financial is the new name for the foundation at the VA Hospital (White River analysis, and assessment of program formerly known as The Anthem Junction, VT) and as senior advising portfolios. Qualifications include a Foundation of Connecticut. The dean and director of community pro- minimum of three years of foundation name change reflects the final separation grams for Dartmouth Medical School grants administration experience, between the foundation and Anthem (Hanover, NH). He also serves on preferably in a corporate setting; a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut the board of directors of the Albert bachelor’s degree in accounting or Schweitzer Fellowship Program. Also related field (graduate degree is and, according to foundation officials, preferred); and a strong ability to more accurately portrays the founda- appointed is John Rich, M.D., M.P.H., provide financial analysis for plan- tion’s mission and values. Pending plans who currently serves as the chief medical ning and assessment of giving for the foundation include creating and officer at the Boston Public Health portfolios. Excellent written and oral promoting a plan for universal health Commission (MA) and as an associate communications skills, as well as an care, working with small businesses professor of medicine at Boston understanding of and sensitivity to to address their employees’ health University School of Medicine (MA). diverse cultural norms and practices are care needs, and helping to increase Rich is the founder of the Young Men’s also required. Position requires travel. Connecticut residents’ access to quality Health Clinic at Boston City Hospital. care. Contact: Janet Davenport, Contact: Amy Nicklas, 617.509.7400. • Senior Program Manager, Science 203.498.6073. Education – Will develop a compre- ■ The Skillman Foundation (Detroit, hensive giving and outreach strategy MI) has named Carol Goss as its with clear short- and long-term goals people president and CEO. Goss served as vice for philanthropic investments, review president of the foundation since 2002, letters of inquiry and grant proposals, and previously served as senior program and provide recommendations for ■ Connecticut Health Foundation officer. Prior to joining the foundation, funding. Will also collaborate with (Farmington) has appointed Marilyn she was a program officer for The Stuart team members to manage internal Alverio to a three-year term on its Foundation (San Francisco, CA) and grant processes, portfolio progress, and board of directors. Alverio is the founder the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Battle grant budget planning and reporting. of Ethnic Market Solutions, LLC Creek, MI). In her new role as presi- In addition, will work with potential (Hartford, CT), which provides capac- dent, Goss will oversee foundation grantees to define key outcomes and ity building consultation to nonprofit operations, working directly with its develop projects for funding, monitor organizations. She was also national board to develop and manage grantmak- grants, and develop a communications marketing director of ethnic markets for ing initiatives and to collaborate with plan to share milestones with internal Aetna, Inc. (Hartford, CT) and market- community partners to improve services and external audiences. Qualifications 4 G R A N T M A K E R S I N H E A L T H BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR PATRICIA N. MATHEWS JEANNETTE CORBETT Kaiser Permanente – Mid-Atlantic Quantum Foundation, Inc. States include an advanced degree and a experience in the nonprofit, govern- VICE CHAIR KIM MOORE minimum of eight years of experience ment, or educational sector; and an MATT JAMES United Methodist Health Ministry The Henry J. Kaiser Family Fund in grantmaking, nonprofit administra- interest and expertise in health and Foundation MARGARET K. O’BRYON tion, public policy analysis, or related well-being issues, including public and PRESIDENT Consumer Health Foundation LAUREN LEROY, PH.D. field. Experience with grant review community health. Applicants should Grantmakers In Health ANN G. PAULI and evaluation, as well as program send a letter of interest and resume SECRETARY Paso del Norte Health Foundation design and implementation is pre- to email@example.com. ALICIA LARA CRISTINA M. REGALADO Los Angeles United Methodist The California Wellness Foundation ferred. For more information on Urban Foundation • Learning Lab Manager – Responsible CORINNE H. RIEDER, ED.D. application procedures for either TREASURER The John A. Hartford for developing and maintaining a EUGENE W. COCHRANE, JR. Foundation, Inc. position, visit http://sh.webhire.com/ The Duke Endowment community development and non- Public/616/guidelines.htm. MEMBER-AT-LARGE REYMUNDO RODRÍGUEZ profit management reference library; MARGUERITE JOHNSON Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Contact: Jean Lim, M.P.P. providing information and referral to W. K. Kellogg Foundation STEPHEN C. SCHOENBAUM, M.D. The Commonwealth Fund Phone: 805.447.1852 lab customers, including basic technol- THOMAS ASCHENBRENER Northwest Health Foundation ANTHONY D. SO, M.D., M.P.A. Fax: 805.499.3507 ogy and assistance; and planning and Duke University C. PATRICK CHAULK, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org implementation of program offerings, M.D., M.P.H. KAREN VOCI, M.A. The Annie E. Casey Foundation The Rhode Island Foundation Web site: www.amgen.com such as trainings and volunteer match- PETER GOODWIN SUSAN G. ZEPEDA, PH.D. ing programs. Qualifications include The Robert Wood Johnson The HealthCare Foundation a bachelor’s degree in addition to five Foundation for Orange County ■ Rapides Foundation (Alexandria, years of nonprofit management work LA) staff experience. Knowledge and under- • Program Officer – Will work in a standing of nonprofit management LAUREN LEROY, PH.D. ANGELA SAUNDERS President and CEO Communications Manager team environment to provide proposal issues and best practices, as well as ANNE L. SCHWARTZ, PH.D. MING WONG, M.L.I.S. review and analysis, as well as ongoing advanced computer experience (Word, Vice President Resource Center Manager technical assistance to potential and PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Access, MARY BACKLEY DELIA REID current grantees concerning their and Internet searches) and strong oral Chief Operating Officer Program Advisor ANNETTE HENNESSEY health and well-being programs. and written communications skills OSULA RUSHING, M.S. Executive Assistant Senior Program Associate Qualifications include a graduate are required. Applicants should send GARTRELL WRIGHT DONNA LANGILL degree; program development or oper- a letter of interest and resume to Program Associate Administrative and Office Technology Manager ations experience; five years of work PO Box 28, Alexandria, LA 71309. REA PAÑARES, M.H.S. TANISHA FULLER Program Associate Administrative Assistant KATE TREANOR, M.S.W. RACHEL SUSLOW Program Associate Administrative Assistant The GIH Bulletin is published 22 times a year as an educational and information service for health grantmakers. Letters to the editor, press releases, notices of new program initiatives, personnel updates, and other materials should be sent to the GIH offices in Washington or faxed to: Editor, GIH Bulletin, 202.452.8340; E-mail: email@example.com. TEL 202.452.8331 FAX 202.452.8340 www.gih.org 1100 connecticut avenue, nw First Class Mail suite 1200 U.S. Postage washington, dc 20036 PAID Springfield, VA Permit No. 6127 Printed on Recycled Paper From The Field S E P T E M B E R 2 0 , 2 0 0 4 Creating a Healthier Future for Children: Precaution Is Prevention MARNI ROSEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jenifer Altman Foundation W ith chronic childhood diseases and an array of hazardous facilities. Children of color are three times more likely learning and developmental disabilities on the than white children to live in neighborhoods with high-density rise, a burgeoning body of science is illuminating traffic, often breathing in toxic diesel emissions at home and at links between environmental exposures and children’s health. school. In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health funders interested in childhood development and reported that African Americans face higher rates of exposure lifelong health are increasingly moving upstream to support to environmental chemicals than any other ethnic group, and precautionary action as a critical prevention strategy. Mexican Americans are the most highly exposed population All of us live in the same chemical neighborhood, being to pesticides. The effects of these exposures are not limited to regularly exposed to a wide variety of household and environ- health. Recent research found that such exposures are also associ- mental chemicals. They are in the food we eat, the water we ated with lower academic performance (even after controlling drink, the air we breathe, and the products we use. Policy gaps for teacher quality, English learners, and income markers). continue to allow most of the 80,000 chemicals on the market today to be used without being tested for their effects on HEALTH AND ECONOMIC COSTS human health. Surprisingly, among the chemicals that have Chronic childhood illness is rising dramatically. Since 1980, been tested, few have been tested for their effects on children. the percentage of U.S. children with asthma has more At the same time, environmental health research is steadily than doubled to 8.7 percent in 2001 – 6.3 million children. lowering the thresholds of what may be considered safe Between 1975 and 1998, the incidence of childhood cancer exposures for the developing fetus and young child. increased 26 percent and incidence of testicular cancer in Children are particularly vulnerable to environmental factors young men by 60 percent. Cancer has become the most com- in utero, during infancy, and in childhood. Pound for pound, mon cause of disease-related mortality for children ages 1-19. children breathe more air, drink more water, and eat more food Autism rates doubled from 1968 to 1997. Today, approxi- than adults. Children spend more time close to the ground, mately 1 million preschoolers carry enough lead in their blood readily breathing in toxic chemicals trapped in dust, soil, lawns, to cause brain damage, learning disabilities, reduced intelli- and carpets. Children spend more time outdoors than do most gence, and attention deficiencies. And nearly 12 million U.S. adults, and are more likely to suffer adverse effects from air children under the age of 18 suffer from one or more learning, pollution. Their frequent hand-to-mouth activity and higher developmental, or behavioral disabilities. intake per body pound of food and liquids increase their The economic costs of these health effects are high. A 2002 exposure to toxicants, such as lead and pesticides. Child devel- study estimated that the cost of environmentally attributable opment is a delicate and precise process, with windows of acute pediatric disease in the United States is $54.9 billion, or 2.8 vulnerability to environmental toxicants. In these moments, percent of U.S. health care costs. This estimate is likely low, as key developmental steps may be altered by a one-time environ- it only considers lead poisoning, asthma, cancer, and neurobe- mental exposure, even at a very small dose. Finally, with a havioral disorders. It also ignores conditions that are not lifetime of exposures ahead of them, children have more immediately apparent, as well as costs associated with pain and time to develop diseases with long latency periods that have suffering. The costs appear even greater compared to the paltry environmental triggers, such as cancers and Parkinson’s disease. resources directed to children’s environmental health research, Children living in low-income neighborhoods and communi- tracking, and prevention. ties of color are disproportionately exposed to health-harming toxicants – an important root cause of health disparities. Between THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE 2.75 million and 3.85 million children (one in four) live within one mile of a National Priorities List hazardous waste site; people The good news is that as we gain more information regarding of color are 47 percent more likely than whites to live near these the health effects of environmental toxicants, new strategies and actions emerge to protect children’s health. Given the based research efforts are addressing local priorities, as scientists downward trends in what safe exposure levels may be, many work with community leaders to reduce children’s exposures and governments, nonprofits, professional associations, and com- prevent future threats to children’s health. New science is being munity groups are framing prevention strategies around the put to use in public education about toxic substances in toys and precautionary principle: when an activity raises threats of play structures, mercury and other contaminants in fish, arsenic harm to human health or the environment, precautionary in water, dioxin in breast milk, and pesticides in schools and the measures should be taken, even if some cause and effect rela- farming process. Collaborations across sectors are inspiring new tionships are not fully established scientifically. In practice, protective policies and changes in chemicals management. this approach usually combines measures to reduce or elimi- An exciting area of children’s environmental health philan- nate highly toxic, persistent chemicals with proactive moves thropy is emerging, with great opportunities for health funders toward safer alternatives. to make seminal contributions. The Bauman Foundation, The Precautionary approaches are accelerating internationally. California Wellness Foundation, the Jenifer Altman Foundation, In 2004, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic the Marisla Foundation, the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, New Pollutants became active. This international treaty is designed York Community Trust, and The San Francisco Foundation are to end production and use of some of the world’s most poiso- among the funders that have begun to develop this field of phil- nous chemicals. Eighty leading scientists and physicians in anthropy and identify broader opportunities for health funders. 2004 also released a Paris Declaration, citing the increase of The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN, nonsmoking-related cancers, childhood cancers, and sterility www.hefn.org) is a primarily virtual network of funders inter- rates, and calling for precautionary action on chemicals policy. ested in environment-health links. HEFN works closely with Communities across the United States are developing local GIH to support grantmaker education and collaboration on and state policies to protect children’s health. Community- children’s environmental health issues. PRECAUTIONARY EFFORTS and materials are needed to deepen health professionals’ knowledge of the latest science on children’s environmental Following is a small sample of other precautionary efforts under health and its clinical applications. way to protect children’s health, all of which are accessible on Resources: American Nurses Association, American Pediatric the Web. Daily news and research on children’s environmental Association, Clean Water Fund, Children’s Environmental health may be found at www.environmentalhealthnews.org. Health Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility Biomonitoring and Health Tracking Efforts – There is a Healthy Schools and Healthy Hospitals – Homes, schools, critical need to build the base of information about children’s day care institutions, and hospitals are critical settings for exposures and related health outcomes. Key efforts include addressing children’s health, especially by reducing chemical local biomonitoring efforts; state and national health tracking use and creating healthier environments for children. programs; and plans for a national children’s study, a new lon- Resources: Center for Environmental Health; Center gitudinal study of childhood health problems and birth defects. for Health, Environment and Justice; Children’s Health Resources: Children’s Environmental Health Network, Environmental Coalition; Funders Forum on Environmental Physicians for Social Responsibility, Trust for America’s Health Education; Generation Green; Health Care Without Harm; Building Partnerships – Coalitions of health professionals, Healthy Building Network; Healthy Schools Network researchers, health-affected and patient groups, and advocacy Regional Children’s Environmental Health Centers – The organizations are increasing awareness of environmental National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the toxicants and disease and urging a precautionary approach Environmental Protection Agency have supported the estab- from the corporate board room to the local regulator’s desk. lishment of 12 national Children’s Centers for Environmental Resources: Collaborative on Health and the Environment; Health, with an emphasis on community-based and community- Coming Clean; Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives; driven research. The Association of Occupational and International Network for Children’s Health, Environment Environmental Clinics, in collaboration with the Agency for and Safety; International POPs Elimination Network; Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Environmental Partnership for Children’s Health; Pesticide Action Network Protection Agency, established 13 pediatric units to provide Community-based Efforts – Many organizations are work- education and consultation on children’s environmental health ing to support local struggles to protect children’s health for health professionals, public health professionals, and others. while building community capacity, enhancing leadership Resources: Children’s Environmental Health and Disease development, and creating opportunities for youth action. Prevention Centers, CHAMACOS, Pediatric Environmental Resources: Alternatives for Community and Environment, Health Specialty Units, WE ACT Chemical Weapons Working Group, Communities for a Better Environment, Community Toolbox for Children’s Views from the Field is offered by GIH as a forum Environmental Health, Environmental Health Coalition, for health grantmakers to share insights and experiences. If you Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic are interested in participating, please contact Angela Saunders, Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network, WE ACT GIH’s communications manager, at 202.452.8331 or Health Professional Training and Education – Training firstname.lastname@example.org.