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 Healthiest Communities Rankings 2019 were recently released by the U.S. News & Report, in partnership with the Aetna Foundation. The rankings assess thousands of communities in the country across multiple health-related metrics in ten categories, including education, housing, population health, public safety, and the environment.
Kaiser Permanente recently announced a new partnership with Enterprise Community Partners to invest in community development, affordable housing, and health. The Housing for Health Fund will provide up to $85 million to support initiatives in the Bay Area.
April 23, 2019 2:00 pm
Join this webinar to learn how foundations are supporting initiatives that bridge the clinical and nonclinical; integrate social needs into medical treatment; and foster collaboration between health care institutions, communities, and cross-sector partners.
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
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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