A draft version of guiding principles that early childhood funders can use in responding to COVID-19.
This issue brief shares the behavioral health efforts and practices of three FPN members as examples of tangible actions funders can take to address behavioral health issues.
This webinar will include a brief overview of the potential health impacts of Census 2020, followed by presentations from Sabeen Perwaiz of the Florida Non-profit Alliance, Jonie James from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete, and Natalie Castellanos from Health Foundation for South Florida sharing what their respective foundations have done to support an accurate count. The session will end with an open discussion about what Florida’s health funders are doing, learning, and hearing about Census 2020 and how to support it.
Florida Ranks 35th in the Nation for Women’s Health & Well-Being
New report shows wide disparities by race and ethnicity for chronic health issues such as diabetes and AIDS
A new county-level analysis of the health status of women in Florida, released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in partnership with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA), finds that women in Florida have higher rates of AIDS and diabetes, slightly more days per month of poor mental health, and lower access to health insurance coverage than women in the United States overall. The report recommends policies that could address health disparities for women of color, increase the supply of quality mental healthcare providers, and support those with health issues and their caregivers through paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.
Florida overall received a C- on IWPR’s Health & Well-Being Composite Index—composed of nine health indicators that provide a basis for ranking and grading each state in the nation—but the report finds wide disparities in women’s status by county and by race and ethnicity.
Florida Health Funders wishes to promote shared learning and conversations around health-related topics. In order to design effective programs to do this, FPN conducted a survey regarding desired learning and preferred learning methods. See the attached PDF for the full report.
Florida grantmakers interested in supporting health issues, organizations and needs in Florida gathered at the #2018FPN Funders Together Florida meeting. Attendees discussed upcoming programming and direction for the coming year. Below are resources discussed during the meeting.
FPN's Florida Health Funders hosted a first in-depth look at Children’s Coverage in Florida: A Closer Look at Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program with Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Joan presented findings from the report, including policy considerations for CHIP and Medicaid; results from Florida’s continued improvement in children’s coverage rates; and potential CHIP funding outcomes and what’s at stake for Florida’s children.
As the opioid crisis rages on, rural communities are suffering some of the worst damage. Rural places are home to many older people, but their needs, and the many different ways they are affected, are often overlooked. As part of Grantmakers in Aging's rural aging initiative, GIA has released a new paper: Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders, which offers a fresh perspective, broadening the discussion, highlighting the needs and concerns of older adults, and describing proven programs, innovative partnerships, policy recommendations, and scientific and medical responses that governments, communities, nonprofits, and philanthropies can support and expand.
Watch the recording and download slides from Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural Florida: A Lifeline for Children, Families, and Communities, presented by Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and FPN's Florida Health Funders as part of our continued partnership on health policy research.
This one-pager highlights key findings in health insurance from the Status of Women by County: Poverty & Opportunity report commissioned by FPN's Florida Women's Funding Alliance. Women’s coverage rates are higher than men’s in every racial and ethnic group; yet Florida ranks 50th in the nation for its share of nonelderly women with health insurance.