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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 Osula Rushing for more information about our programming in this area.

Issue Spotlight

October 2019

A recent report released by the Open Society Foundations examines strategies to advance racial justice and health equity through narrative change.

October 2019

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.

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