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.
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A new study shows persistent health disparities in mortality rates among black men in the United States. Published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, the study found that while total mortality declined for black men between 2000 – 2014, black men continue to have the lowest life expectancy rates compared to white men.
A recent study reveals that people incarcerated as youth face long term physical and mental health disparities compared to individuals who were not involved in the juvenile justice system. The study found that increased health risks among adults were linked to the length of incarceration as youth.
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Supporting Young Men and Boys of Color: Targeting as a Case for Health Equity
May 17, 2016
Maisha Simmons, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Innovations in Health Equity
February 18, 2016
¡Que Viva! Latinos and Health Care in the South
April 21, 2015
Ann McMillan, Grantmakers In Health
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