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.
Families USA created the Health Equity Task Force for Delivery and Payment Transformation to bring together state and national health equity thought leaders to catalyze much-needed action to leverage health system transformation for the benefit of those whom the health system is leaving behind. The Task Force’s first publication is A Framework for Advancing Health Equity and Value: Policy Options for Reducing Health Inequities by Transforming Healthcare Delivery and Payment Systems.
From sidewalks to toxic stress, evidence shows where people live has a greater impact on health than medical care, behavior, or genetics. This new scan of the field explores how grantmakers are addressing neighborhood factors that influence the health of communities such as housing, community development, the built environment, and transportation.
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Most Recent Publications
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