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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.

Issue Spotlight

August 2019

A recent issue brief from the American Hospital Association focuses on how hospitals are targeting the social determinants of health through investments in affordable housing. The brief also shares a new framework from the Center for Community Investment (CCI) that can help health care organizations assess their local community investment system.

August 2019

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines strategies, policies, and systems-level changes that can reduce health disparities among children and improve well-being in the earliest years.

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