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Social Determinants of Health

Achieving health equity requires innovative solutions that address the social determinants of health. Health funders are engaged in a broad range of efforts that target the social, economic, and environmental factors that shape health. These include upstream factors such as structural racism, employment, education, housing, and neighborhood conditions. GIH programming focuses on the multiple pathways and approaches foundations are investing in to tackle the root causes of health inequity.

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

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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.

April 2019

Kaiser Permanente recently announced a new partnership with Enterprise Community Partners to invest in community development, affordable housing, and health. The Housing for Health Fund will provide up to $85 million to support initiatives in the Bay Area.

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