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.
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.
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.
June 21, 2017 • Boston, Massachusetts - Sheraton Boston Hotel
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Most Recent Publications
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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