This session, held on 04/08/21 in partnership with Economic Opportunity Funders, was the first of a two-part series designed to provide funders and with a unique opportunity to learn about federal and state budget provisions and why they matter to national, state and local philanthropy. Pressing policy developments, key battles and opportunities at the federal, state and local levels were discussed. Links to resources can be found below.
Program Resources: COVID-19 Virtual Funders' Briefing 03/16/2020
February 12, 2019 Presentation from Opioid Funders' Workgroup Session
Prepared notes from the session and links to additional resources from 12/17/18 meeting.
The nation’s opioid crisis did not result overnight. A “perfect storm” has been brewing and sweeping our nation for decades and Pennsylvania is being hit hard. Currently, the state possesses the fourth-highest rate of drug overdose. On average, 13 Pennsylvanians die each day and more than half of the drug overdoses occur due to opioid misuse. Stakeholders are working diligently to combat this crisis, but resources are limited, data and systems remain fragmented, and policies are outdated.
This Keystone Policy call involved a discussion about Health Policy. Ann Torregrossa, Executive Director of PHFC, provided an update on PHFC’s priorities and initiatives for 2017. Ann Marie Healy, Executive Director of First Hospital Foundation, described the foundation's recent strategic planning process. She and her board arrived at a new focus that puts policy advocacy at the forefront of the foundation’s work.