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Funding Narrative Change, An Assessment and Framework

September 7, 2022

Narrative change has become a popular focus with growing urgency to change public narratives around issues like racial justice, health equity, abortion rights, and rights for trans people. But because this area of work is relatively new for funders, the work is often siloed, leading to a lack of meaningful results. This report's authors propose a framework for funders and practitioners to shift narratives via mass culture, mass media, and mass movements.

Racial Equity and Healing

Systemic Solutions Healthy Food Systems: A Government Guide to Action

October 1, 2020

This Guide to Government Action is part of a suite of materials that presents how narratives, policies, and practices across the food-health nexus can be transformed to promote human, ecological, and animal health and well-being. It is the result of a stakeholder-led engagement process that gathered insights and feedback from a diverse array of individuals and organizations within and across many contexts, scales, cultures, and geographies. This document is supported by Systemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems: Approaches to Policy & Practice — a diverse catalogue of global case studies that can be used to further inform the recommendations set out in this guide. Users are also encouraged to read Food Systems Transformation — Promoting Human, Ecological, & Animal Health & Well-being: A Shared Vision & Narrative, which articulates a new vision and narrative for food systems that promote health.

Food Systems

Measuring Global Inclusion and Marginality

December 1, 2017

Our Inclusiveness Index is uniquely focused on the degree of inclusion and marginality rather than a more general assessment of group-based well-being. Inclusivity entails greater access to power and public and private resources, and improves the way society views group members. Inclusivity is realized when historically or currently marginalized groups feel valued, when differences are respected, and when basic and fundamental needs and rights— relative to those societies' dominant groups—are met and recognized. Our Index focuses onsocial groups rather than individuals or even communities, as marginality often occurs as a result of group membership.

Racial Equity and Healing

A Review of the Global Literature on Dental Therapists: In the Context of the Movement to Add Dental Therapists to the Oral Health Workforce in the United States

April 10, 2012

An extensive review of the literature documenting care provided by dental therapists and clinical outcomes worldwide indicates that they offer safe, effective dental care to children.

Oral Health

A Review of the Global Literature on Dental Therapists: In the Context of the Movement to Add Dental Therapists to the Oral Health Workforce in the United States (Executive Summary)

April 10, 2012

This executive summary documents evidence that dental therapists can effectively expand access to dental care, especially for children, and is technically competent, safe and effective.

Oral Health

New Report Provides Evidence for Expanding the Dental Care Workforce

April 10, 2012

The report reviews the history and practice of dental therapists in 54 countries ranging from the United States to Malaysia. According to the report, dental therapists provide technically competent, safe and effective care, while also improving access to care, specifically for children.

Exploding Myths, Finding Solutions to the World's Health Care Crisis

January 1, 2003

Compiled from personal interviews, written texts, and audio/visual materials used at the March 2002 Salzburg Seminar, where healthcare professionals from around the globe met to advance the development of a more equitable healthcare system.

Health Equity

Seeds of Hope: Feeding the World Through Community-Based Food Systems

November 1, 2002

Provides an analysis of the potential of community-based food systems in helping to achieve food security in poor, developing countries, and in stimulating the economies of rural communities around the world.

Food Systems

Investing in the World's Youth: A Global Initiative

January 1, 2001

Reviews a decade of the International Youth Foundation's accomplishments in dozens of countries. Looks at the impact on global youth-serving organizations, evolving structures and strategies, challenges and lessons, and emerging trends.

Impact Investing

Food for Thought: The Case for Reforming Farm Programs to Preserve the Environment and Help Family Farmers, Ranchers and Foresters

January 1, 2001

Discusses how programs that reward environmental stewardship can preserve and enhance private forests, address critical public health concerns, serve as a bulwark against sprawl, and be part of the solution to global warming.

Food Systems

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