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Disparities

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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Spotlight
August 2018

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.



Spotlight
August 2018

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences recently released a report exploring diversity in the health workforce. The report shares findings and recommendations from the workshop, The Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science, held in 2017.


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