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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.

Issue Spotlight

June 2018

The Northwest Health Foundation recently announced a new Health and Education fund that will target the root causes of health and education disparities in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The fund is also supported by CareOregon, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Meyer Memorial Trust, and Oregon Community Foundation.

June 2018

New data from the 2018 County Health Rankings Report reveal alarming disparities connected to race, place, and income. The annual report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that health outcomes were significantly worse for communities of color in the Southwest, Southeast, Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, and the Plains regions.

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