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.
The National Academy for State Health Policy released a new brief that explores strategies for addressing mental health and education disparities. As research grows about the underlying conditions that drive disparities, there is greater focus on developing approaches to improve educational attainment and health outcomes, especially among children of color.
The Merck Foundation recently announced a new initiative that aims to promote health equity for communities disproportionately affected by diabetes. Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care is a five-year initiative that will build multi-sector collaborations and support evidence-based practices that link clinical care with services outside the health sector.
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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