The APHA Public Health Funder Network will sponsor several activities at APHA 2016. Join us!
Even though the Affordable Care Act has helped thousands of previously uninsured obtain healthcare coverage, the need for free services continues. Illinois’ free and charitable clinics are #MeetingTheNeed.
Learn more about the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, and the 2nd Annual Clinics Week.
Learn more about gun violence prevention and find other resources, including a new fact sheet from the American Public Health Association.
Join us at the premier event for foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors.
Exponent Philanthropy 2016 National Conference
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
In response to Gov. Rauner’s Feb. 17 budget address:
Forefront was disheartened to hear Governor Rauner’s Feb. 17 state budget address.
The governor stressed the damage forced on our state by irresponsible budgeting practices like borrowing to pay for services, disinvesting in the wellbeing of our communities and overall “kicking the can down the road,” while suggesting more of the same: that is, focusing on reforms important to the governor instead of focusing on crafting a budget that adequately funds the organizations who build the strength of our residents and communities.
Neither political party can claim to support the citizens of this state while carrying on without a budget. The short-term pain is devastating to our communities and the long-term pain will be felt by all taxpayers for years to come. The longer we wait for a budget that adequately funds services that are necessary to support individuals at all stages of life, the longer it will take to rebuild the infrastructure we are destroying by starving it of resources.
Everyone in Illinois is affected by this budget stalemate, whether or not they feel the effects. We were glad to hear the governor call our state’s situation an emergency and we agree.
This stalemate should be treated as such, and elected officials should do everything in their power to craft a budget that adequately funds services that add value to our communities immediately.
— The Policy Team at Forefront
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is now accepting full session abstracts for Public Health Funder Network (PHFN) sessions to be held during the APHA Annual Meeting. All foundations and donors that fund in public health are encouraged to submit full session abstracts for peer review.
2016 APHA Meeting theme/dates/location:
Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health
October 30-November 2, 2016, Denver, CO
Session Abstract Submission Deadline:
Friday, February 26, 2016