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.
The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Science recently released a report examining the impact of trauma and violence on communities. The report shares findings and presentations from the workshop, Community Violence as a Population Health Issue, held in June 2016 with support from the Aetna Foundation, New York State Health Foundation, Rippel Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
New research points to alarming health inequities in the juvenile justice system and shows the devastating health impact of charging youth as adults. Released by Human Impact Partners and funded by The California Endowment, Sierra Health Foundation, and Akonadi Foundation, the health impact assessment evaluates the health consequences of policies that funnel youth into the adult court system.
February 28, 2017 2:00 pm
Join this webinar to learn about The Democracy Collaborative’s Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series and to hear from three health systems that are focused on inclusive local hiring, procurement, and place-based investment.
June 21, 2017 • Boston, Massachusetts - Sheraton Boston Hotel
Please Join GIH for the 2017 annual conference: Lead, Listen, Inspire
Recent Past Events
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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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