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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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May 2017

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that racial disparities in longevity have narrowed between black and white American. However, the death rate remains significantly higher for blacks compared to whites.

May 2017

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) recently announced the launch of Pursuing Equity, a new initiative that aims to target inequities in health and health care access, treatment, and outcomes. The two-year initiative is funded by the Rx Foundation and Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.

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