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Better Grantmaking, Better Care, Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations and Communities

Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) and Grantmakers In Health (GIH) are pleased to announce a special funders-only learning event: Better Grantmaking, Better Care, Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations and Communities.

This immersive, one-day, funders-only workshop will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in La Jolla, California and is part of the Invitation to Innovation initiative sponsored by the Five Foundations Collaborative

Click here to see presentations from the Invitation to Innovation event.

It offers funders an important opportunity to explore evidence-based innovations and models of care that improve health equity and champion system transformation addressing critical social determinants of health.

Please register at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2087559.

Delivering Better Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs

One of philanthropy’s most important functions is to lift up the people our system cannot or does not serve well and champion new ways to meet their needs. People with complex health and social needs--many of whom face challenges such as chronic conditions, behavioral health issues, food insecurity, homelessness, and a history of trauma--often encounter a health care system that is poorly coordinated, inefficient, and expensive.

Goals of the Event

Better Grantmaking, Better Care, Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations and Communities will include leading experts and experienced practitioners, with plenty of time for interactive sharing and learning. It will be a great opportunity for program staff from foundations of any size to strengthen their grantmaking on behalf of vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, including youth, older adults, LGBTQI people, low-income communities, immigrants, and people of color.

This program will be limited to 40-50 participants and we anticipate more interest than we can accommodate, so we urge you to respond early if you would like to join us. Please find the details below, including a registration link and travel information. The group rate at the conference hotel is available until December 30, 2017. We hope to see you in La Jolla!

Event Details 

What:               An Invitation to Innovation: Better Grantmaking, Better Care, Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations and Communities  *Please note: This is a funders-only event*

Where:             La Jolla, CA, at the conference facility of the West Health Institute, 10350 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

When:              Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 8am to 4:30pm PST (See details below)

Registration:    Please register at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2087559. There is no charge to attend this conference; participants pay their own travel and lodging. Please note that this conference is open to funders only.

Hotel:               The Conference hotel is the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA. You can book directly through the Hilton by calling (858) 558-1500 or book online at http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-la-jolla-torrey-pines-SANTPHH/index.html. You may also use the Travel and Lodging link on the registration form. A one-night deposit is required at the time of reservation.

Organizers:      Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) and Grantmakers In Health (GIH)

Sponsors:        The Five Foundations Collaborative working to improve the health outcomes and daily lives of people with the most complex health care needs: The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation.  

Questions: Please contact Emily Baransy at GIA at 703-413-0413 Ext. 103 or ebaransy@giaging.org.

Event Schedule

8-9am               Breakfast

9-9:15               Welcome and Introductions

9:15-9:45          Opening Plenary

Melanie Bella, MBA, Chief of New Business and Policy, CityBlock Health   View the presentation here

9:45-10:15         Questions and Answers

10:30-11:30       Innovation in Action Panel: Lessons in Implementation from the Field

Mitchell H. Katz, MD, President and CEO, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation       View the presentation here

Diane Stewart, MBA, Senior Director, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH)    View the presentation here

Caitlin Thomas-Henkel, MSW, Senior Program Officer, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)   View the presentation here

11:30-12:10pm  Roundtable Breakout Sessions: Issues in Implementation

12:10-12:30       Report-out from Discussion Groups

12:30-1:45         Lunch and Presentation

Catherine Mather, MA, Senior Project Manager, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)    View the presentation here
The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs: An introduction for funders

1:45-3:45           Peer-to-Peer Learning through Consultancies

Consultancies are small-group, problem-solving exercises run in a short, structured format. Conference participants will briefly present challenges they are facing in the implementation of grants and programs designed to improve the care of vulnerable people with complex needs. In turn, they will receive concise, constructive ideas from peers and experts about how to address this problem and move their work ahead. are small group problem-solving exercises that enable participants to get real-time input on pressing challenges they are facing, in this case while supporting innovation and improving care for people with complex health and social needs.

4:00-4:30           Consultancy Groups Report-out: Key Learnings of the Day

4:30                  Adjourn


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