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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

August 2017

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.

August 2017

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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