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 Osula Rushing for more information about our programming in this area.
A recent report released by the Open Society Foundations examines strategies to advance racial justice and health equity through narrative change.
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine explores how incarceration shapes community health, widens disparities, and drives inequities, especially for vulnerable communities.
There are currently no upcoming webinars or meetings on this topic.
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Most Recent Publications
A New JEDI Force: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
September 13, 2019
Emmy Ganos, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Carolyn Wang Kong, Blue Shield of California Foundation
Priscilla Ko, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
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