[Podcast] Trends in Health Philanthropy: A Conversation with Faith Mitchell, CEO of Grantmakers in Health

November 14, 2016 Jamie Serino

"Within the last decade health funders have come to realize that it's important to not just to fund programs in communities, but also to understand the outcomes of those programs and to be a bit more systematic about their evaluation efforts" - Faith Mitchell

In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Faith Mitchell (@GIHealth_CEO), President & CEO of Grantmakers In Health (@GIHealth), the professional association for health philanthropy. Faith discusses how funders are engaging with eight emerging trends in health philanthropy: Aging, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse, Child Development, Community Development, Health Reform, Healthy Living/Active Eating, Oral Health, and Population Health. Faith also explains how health funders are addressing health equity, which includes looking beyond traditional healthcare to the social determinants of health. The topic of impact measurement as it relates to health philanthropy is also explored.

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Jamie Serino

Jamie Serino is Director of Marketing for Blackbaud’s Corporations & Foundations division. Bringing nearly two decades of leadership experience spanning the private and nonprofit sectors, Jamie oversees the strategy to communicate Blackbaud’s brand promise to grantmaking organizations and corporations, drive market leadership, and establish strategic partnerships that lift the philanthropic sector. Jamie also hosts the Champions for Social Good podcast. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Jamie developed and led transformational marketing and communication strategies in both B-to-B and B-to-C technology industries, including financial services, network security, CRM, Internet telephony and HR/Recruiting. He was instrumental in building the Vonage brand, growing the customer base from 10,000 to 2.5 million while helping the company through its IPO. He also led the centralization of communications and branding at SunGard in order to reposition the company for IPO/acquisition.

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