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.
A recent report from The Commonwealth Fund, Listening to Low-Income Patients, takes an in-depth look at how the physical and environmental conditions of neighborhoods shape the health of low-income individuals.
A recent study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that housing instability is connected to poor health outcomes for low-income children and their caregivers. The study, Unstable Housing and Caregiver and Child Health in Renter Families, includes findings from interviews with caregivers of children up to age four in five urban medical centers from 2009 to 2015.
June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois
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Recent Past Events
An Invitation to Innovation: Better Grantmaking, Better Care, Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations and CommunitiesJanuary 30, 2018
November 14, 2017
September 21, 2017
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Most Recent Publications
Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health
March 9, 2018
Kathy Ko Chin, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Confronting a Public Health Crisis: Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons
October 11, 2017
Laura Markle Downton, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Jessica Sandoval, American Civil Liberties Union
Connecting the Dots: Equitable Local Economies Create Healthy People
September 13, 2017
Amy Hartzler, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Leslie Lindo, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies