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 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a report that examines various definitions of health equity. Recognizing the challenge of creating concrete solutions to achieve health equity, the report also highlights key components of effective strategies to reduce health disparities and take action on the roots of unequal health outcomes.
New research shows a connection between disparities in blood pressure rates and living in segregated neighborhoods. In a recent study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found decreases in blood pressure among African Americans were associated with moving to less racially segregated communities.
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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
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