2016 Advocacy Capacity Building Initiative

2016 Advocacy Capacity Building Initiative

Kansas Health Foundation The Kansas Health Foundation envisions a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work, and play. Reduce health disparities related to social and economic factors (health equity) Engage Kansans to improve the health of our state (civic health) Social Determinants of Health Actionable Data

Prevention Media and Journalism Access to Care Leadership and Capacity Building We accomplish our vision through grantmaking, policy advocacy, and strategic communication. Two Public Heath Approaches Source: The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHI)

Source: PolicyLink 2017 County Health Rankings Source: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. County Health Rankings 2017 Opportunity Map Indicators Educational Opportunity Student poverty rates in neighborhood schools Student math/reading proficiency levels Early childhood education indicators (proximity to licensed ECE centers/high-quality ECE centers and participation patterns) High school graduation rates

Adult education attainment Health & Environment Opportunity Proximity to health facilities Social & Economic Opportunity Foreclosure rates Retail healthy food environment index Proximity to toxic waste release sites Poverty rates

Volume of nearby toxic release Proximity to parks and open spaces Housing vacancy rates Public assistance rates Proximity to employment Source: Health Equity Action Transformation Report 2016 Unemployment rates KC Metro Area Opportunity Map Source: Health Equity Action Transformation Report 2016

Wyandotte County Opportunity Map Source: Health Equity Action Transformation Report 2016 % Race/Ethnicity in Each Opportunity Category Source: Health Equity Action Transformation Report 2016 Health Equity Partnership Initiative Background Lessons learned from 1:1s: Advocacy organizations exist in silos Dont know who else works in their issue area Fear of punishment and retribution leads to hesitancy in advocacy

Not enough $ Funded Innovation Network to do baseline advocacy evaluation What is the state of advocacy in KS currently? Innovation Network Advocacy Evaluation Helped us understand the field better Data validated assumptions and theories e.g. 73% of organizations dont have adequate funding to advocate successfully Provided justification for our efforts e.g. Organizations are comfortable with and heavily relying on public education campaigns, yet grassroots organizing and

advocacy capacity building are areas that need to be strengthened Impact on KHFs Work Great insight into KHFs connectivity w/ orgs e.g. 46% of orgs who focus on health have received funding from KHF. However, most orgs focused on social determinants of health such as education, labor and employment, race and ethnicity, LGBTQI, environment, immigration, and criminal justice have never engaged with KHF. Huge insight into connectivity among orgs Well connected vs. insular In-degree vs. out-degree Connectivity by issue areas

Health Equity Partnership Initiative Purpose To address health disparities as defined by KHFs Strategic Framework. Health Disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their: Racial or ethnic group Language spoken Immigration/documentation status Religion Socioeconomic status Age

Mental health Cognitive, sensory, or physical disability Sexual orientation or gender identity Other influences on health include the availability of and access to: High-quality education Nutritious food Decent and safe housing Affordable and reliable public transportation Culturally sensitive health care providers Violence-free environment Health insurance

Clean water Health Equity Partnership Initiative 3 year initiative, funding 10 orgs at $100,000 a year each - $300,000 total/org KHFs vision for HEPI: The stronger the internal capacities of organizations focused on health disparities and the better connected they are to one another, the more robust the health equity movement in Kansas will be. KHF envisions an environment in which organizations working on different issues related to health disparities: Regularly connect; Are aware of and support one anothers efforts; and Build power together.

HEPI Issue Areas Applicants proposed addressing systems and policies that affect health disparities within one issue area, such as (but not limited to): Health Economic justice Mental health Labor and employment Substance abuse

Disability Children and families Race and ethnicity Youth Immigration Education LGBTQI Housing Criminal justice

Environment Domestic violence HEPI Grantees Organization Issue Area El Centro Immigration NAMI Kansas Mental health

Thrive Allen County Rural health ACLU Criminal justice Kansas Advocates for Better Care Aging population Children's Alliance of Kansas Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

Foster care Seed House - La Casa de la Semilla Race/ethnicity Kansas Head Start Association Children and families Climate and Energy Project Environmental health Juvenile justice Questions or Future Contact

Elina Alterman Program Officer [email protected] 309 E. Douglas Wichita, KS 67202 Tel 316-491-8412 Tel 800-373-7681 Fax 316-262-2044

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