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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.

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March 2017

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.

March 2017

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.

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