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.
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New research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and NPR shows how discrimination affects health and well-being. The report series, Discrimination in America, examines the experiences and perceptions of discrimination among African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, whites, LGBTQ adults, men and women.
A recent Kaiser Health News article explores racial health disparities related to sickle cell anemia. While the hereditary blood disorder affects approximately 100,000 Americans, African Americans are most likely to have sickle cell. Increasingly, research has revealed that genetics alone do not explain the poor health outcomes associated with the disease. Instead, sickle cell patients face disparities in treatment and quality of care linked to racial discrimination and socioeconomic status.
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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
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