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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.

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April 2018

The Commonwealth Fund recently published an issue brief that examines how community-based partnerships are working to integrate social services into clinical care to better address the needs of complex patients facing persistent health disparities.

April 2018

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences recently released a report exploring health disparities in rural communities. The report shares findings and recommendations from the workshop, Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being, held in 2017.

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