Social Determinants of Health
Achieving health equity requires innovative solutions that address the social determinants of health. Health funders are engaged in a broad range of efforts that target the social, economic, and environmental factors that shape health. These include upstream factors such as structural racism, employment, education, housing, and neighborhood conditions. GIH programming focuses on the multiple pathways and approaches foundations are investing in to tackle the root causes of health inequity.
Contact Kristina Gray-Akpa for more information about our programming in this area.
Upcoming Events Spotlight
A new brief from the Asset Funders Network explores the connection between health and wealth. The Health and Wealth Connection: Opportunities for Investment Across the Life Course, highlights strategies and opportunities for funders to work across sectors and improve health by addressing economic security, financial capability, and asset building.
The United Hospital Fund (UHF) has announced a new initiative that will work with New York City hospitals and community partners to strengthen pediatric primary care practices that address social and environmental risks for children. Partnerships for Early Childhood Development is supported by a funder collaborative that includes UHF, the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust and $703,062 in total grants.
June 1, 2017 • Washington, DC
This two-day meeting will discuss issues and projects relevant to improving rural health.
June 21, 2017 • Boston, Massachusetts - Sheraton Boston Hotel
Please Join GIH for the 2017 annual conference: Lead, Listen, Inspire
Recent Past Events
Past Meetings Past Webinars
Most Recent Publications
Promoting Health Equity through Paid Leave
November 8, 2016
Patrick Hain, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Yanique Redwood, Consumer Health Foundation
Anna Wadia, Ford Foundation
Cleveland’s Greater University Circle Initiative: An Anchor-Based Strategy for Change
October 12, 2016
Robert E. Eckardt, Dr.P.H., The Cleveland Foundation
New Research Can Help Health and Housing Experts Arrive at a Common Messaging Frame
August 25, 2016
Tiffany Manuel, Ph.D., Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
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