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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

April 2018

The Commonwealth Fund recently published an issue brief that examines how community-based partnerships are working to integrate social services into clinical care to better address the needs of complex patients facing persistent health disparities.

April 2018

NeighborWorks America recently released a new suite of tools to help measure the health impacts of investments in neighborhood conditions such as affordable housing and community development. The Success Measures Health Outcome Tools focus on changes in health status, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs at both the individual and community levels.

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