Hear from your colleagues how they assess evidence and find programs that work in achieving health outcomes.
October 8, 2015
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Central Florida Foundation
800 North Magnolia Avenue #1200, Orlando, FL 32803
The Florida Women’s Funding Alliance is a new FPN member affinity group, formed in April 2015, that envisions a Florida where women and girls thrive. The Alliance’s mission is to transform the lives of women and girls through members’ collective voices and resources. The Alliance invites any FPN member interested in its mission to attend its first convening since its official formation.
If you’re a funder interested in ending homelessness in Florida, please join us for this special convening of like-minded funders from across the state. The convening will mark the official kick-off of a new FPN member affinity group – Funders Together Florida – that is a partnership between Florida Philanthropic Network and Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative and effective solutions to homelessness.
Join us for this special one-day learning session that will help funders deepen their understanding of Florida's (and the nation's) new academic standards and assessments. FPN and our Education Funders Affinity Group have designed the program in partnership with the Common Core Funders Working Group, a collaborative of national funders, to enlist more local grantmakers in supporting educators to succeed with the standards.
KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis through its KIDS COUNT Data Center, the Foundation seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children — and to raise the visibility of children's issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens.
During this March 2015 member webinar we learned about Simplify, a new data-sharing tool that streamlines the grants application process for nonprofits and makes it easier for foundations to access information from grant applicants. Grantmakers get quality data, grantees save valuable time, and everyone benefits from a more efficient process. Simplify is an initiative of GuideStar and the Technology Affinity Group (TAG).
This educational brief, authored by Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University Policy Institute, describes the current state of childrens health coverage in Florida. The brief shows that Florida's rate of uninsured children has declined over the last five years but remains one of the highest in the nation. In the brief, Alker offers several policy issues and changes that may impact the number of uninsured children in Florida in the future.
A newly released FPN educational brief explores children's health coverage in Florida. This December 2014 webinar discusses the bried. Florida's rate of uninsured children has declined in recent years, though it remains considerably higher than that of the nation and other southeastern states. This encouraging trend could be disrupted, however, by policy decisions in 2015 that could negatively impact as many as 400,000 children.
These slides are from a presentation given by Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, for an informational briefing on February 19, 2014, in Tallahassee. In the briefing Alker presented the most salient facts and data about the Medicaid expansion issue and its implications for Florida, and described how some other states are handling the Medicaid expansion issue. The briefing was hosted by FPN and its Florida Health Funders member affinity group.