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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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Spotlight
February 2019

The Health Affairs Grantwatch blog recently published an article from Gabriela Alcalde of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation about the importance of identifying racism as a driver of health inequities.



Spotlight
February 2019

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences recently released a report that explores efforts to integrate health care and social services for people with serious illness. The report shares findings and recommendations from a public workshop held in July 2018.


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