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 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.
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.
June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois
Please Join GIH for the 2018 annual conference in Chicago: Navigating Currents of Change
Recent Past Events
April 19, 2018
An Invitation to Innovation: Better Grantmaking, Better Care, Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations and CommunitiesJanuary 30, 2018
November 14, 2017
Past Meetings Past Webinars
Most Recent Publications
Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health
March 9, 2018
Kathy Ko Chin, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Clean and Safe Drinking Water: A Cornerstone of Healthy Lives
January 19, 2018
Wade Crowfoot, The Water Foundation
Hospital Anchor Mission and Community Health: Implications for Health Funders
January 19, 2018
Monica Brown, Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
Susie Lee, Potomac Health Foundation
Yanique Redwood, PhD, Consumer Health Foundation
Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation