Health Equity Update - January 2019

Good morning,


It’s Stephanie Peng from NCRP. I’ll be sending out information, updates, tips to NCRP members whose work falls under our Health movement area. Our goal is to make sure NCRP nonprofit members are the most informed and educated when it comes to understanding the sector and feeling empowered. Here are the updates that I have for you today:


1) We have compiled a list of Rapid Response funding opportunities. We know that many of you are always looking for funding opportunities, and when there are critical, or unexpected threats, we know that funding has to come quickly. We hope this list is a useful resource if that’s the case for you. Do you know of any other rapid response funds to add to this list? Let us know!


2) One of our members, National Birth Equity Collaborative, was featured in this National Geographic article, talking about the importance of reproductive justice, especially for black women. This is just one of the ways that implicit bias and racism plays out in the healthcare system, and I would love to keep raising stories like this to our network and help influence more funders to recognize and support the hard work you’re doing. If you have stories that you would like us to share, or stories of awesome funders that have supported you that you would like us to know about, let me know!

3) You may be gearing up for the 2020 census as many nonprofits and funders are. Earlier in the fall, we called on more foundations to be more involved with the census, and included a list of funders that are involved so far. Do you see funders that are missing from the list? Are you looking for ways to help your funders understand how ensuring an accurate census will affect your work, and how it could affect programs like Medicaid and SNAP? Allen Smart, friend of NCRP and expert on rural philanthropy wrote for NCRP’s blog earlier this month on the importance of funding work on the 2020 census. I’d also love to hear from you on how you are – or aren’t involved with work on the census.


As always, if you have questions or are looking for resources, you have my contact information. Always feel free to reach out to me.


In solidarity,


Stephanie



Stephanie Peng

Research and Policy Associate

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

1900 L Street NW Suite 825, Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202.909.2748 Email: speng@ncrp.org

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