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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.

Issue Spotlight

January 2019

The Missouri Foundation for Health recently announced a new partnership to target the impacts of incarceration on the health and well-being of communities.

January 2019

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences recently released a report that addresses the health and economic impacts of permanent supportive housing (PSH). The report examines evaluation evidence about the cost-effectiveness of PSH and looks at policy and research gaps to bringing this approach to scale.

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