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
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently published a report that examines the health inequities linked to mass incarceration. People who are incarcerated are more likely to experience chronic health conditions, higher mortality rates, and limited opportunities to housing, education, employment, and other upstream factors necessary for health.
The Build Healthy Places Network recently released the Principles for Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities. The principles offer a framework to help guide partnerships that bridge community development, health, government, finance, and philanthropic sectors aimed at improving upstream health and community well-being.
April 23, 2019 2:00 pm
May 30, 2019 • Washington, DC
This two-day meeting will discuss issues and projects relevant to improving rural health.
June 12, 2019 • Seattle, Washington
Please join GIH for the 2019 annual conference in Seattle
Recent Past Events
Past Meetings Past Webinars
Most Recent Publications
Gun Violence Prevention Infographic
October 24, 2018
Eileen Salinsky, Grantmakers In Health
DC in Color
September 14, 2018
Kendra Allen, Consumer Health Foundation
Yanique Redwood, Consumer Health Foundation
Investing in Latino Leadership for Health Equity and Justice
September 14, 2018
Kristina Gray-Akpa, Grantmakers In Health