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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.

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February 2017

A recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council finds that Latinos are at greater risk for poor health outcomes related to climate change. The report highlights the fact that more than half of all Latinos in the United States live in California, New York, and Texas – all states with the highest levels of extreme heat, air pollution, and flooding.

February 2017

A new report from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation explores health barriers and challenges faced by transgender individuals. The report shares findings from the foundation’s Health Equity Roundtable, a program that brings together those directly impacted by health disparities to share their experiences and provide input on how to improve health care.

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