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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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December 2018

A recent Families USA blog post brings attention to the pervasive health disparities experienced by American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. In addition to shorter life expectancy, AI/AN people are disproportionately affected by behavioral health issues, chronic diseases such as diabetes, and maternal mortality.

December 2018

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a new publication that highlights how evidence and collaboration can drive health equity. The book shares examples of data-driven and community-based strategies to advance health equity and eliminate disparities, including efforts related to economic security, the criminal justice system, and anchor institutions.

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