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 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a report that examines various definitions of health equity. Recognizing the challenge of creating concrete solutions to achieve health equity, the report also highlights key components of effective strategies to reduce health disparities and take action on the roots of unequal health outcomes.
The Kresge Foundation recently launched a new initiative that will focus on water equity and climate change. The Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems (CREWS) initiative aims to strengthen and expand urban water systems and target climate-related water threats to low-income communities.
November 14, 2017 • Detroit, Michigan
June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois
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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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