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Despite some progress in reducing health disparities, systematic differences in health status and health outcomes persist for low-income individuals, communities of color, LGBTQ people, and other vulnerable populations. Health philanthropy plays a critical role in elevating and supporting strategies to eliminate health disparities. GIH works to inform and advise funders about opportunities to address health disparities and also highlights promising practices to advance health equity.

Contact Kristina Gray-Akpa for more information about our programming in this area.

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April 2019

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation recently announced a new grant through its Rural Health Initiative to reduce health disparities in rural Idaho. The Idaho Community Foundation and Idaho Rural Partnership were awarded $40,000 to support engagement efforts in several Idaho counties.

April 2019

The Healthiest Communities Rankings 2019 were recently released by the U.S. News & Report, in partnership with the Aetna Foundation. The rankings assess thousands of communities in the country across multiple health-related metrics in ten categories, including education, housing, population health, public safety, and the environment.

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