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Philanthropy’s Role in Addressing Neighborhood Conditions That Shape Health

Philanthropy’s Role in Addressing Neighborhood Conditions That Shape Health

From sidewalks to toxic stress, evidence shows where people live has a greater impact on health than medical care, behavior, or genetics. As funders move upstream, there is increased interest in supporting efforts to build healthy places. This scan of the field explores how grantmakers are addressing neighborhood factors that shape health such as housing, community development, the built environment, and transportation.

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Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation's Health (2019)

Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care

The consistent and compelling evidence on how social determinants shape health has led to a growing recognition throughout the health care sector that improving health and health equity is likely to depend – at least in part – on mitigating adverse social determinants.

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narrative power for racial justice and health equity

Building Narrative Power for Racial Justice and Health Equity

To improve the health and well-being of communities oppressed by racism and white supremacy, advocates for justice need to challenge some deeply held cultural assumptions, values, and practices.

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Nonprofit Quarterly: COVID-19: Using a Racial Justice Lens Now to Transform Our Future

In a commentary published today by Nonprofit Quarterly, PRE’s Lori Villarosa issued an urgent call to all grantmakers who have expressed solidarity with nonprofit partners during the Covid-19 global pandemic: act now now with an eye towards an equitable and just future by approaching rapid response grantmaking with a racial justice lens.

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GIH Events

The Climate, Health, and Equity Funding Landscape

This webinar detailed the results of a national survey of foundations and nonprofits working on climate, health, and equity.

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GIH Events

Roles for Funders in Supporting Community Resource Referral Platforms

Many health care organizations are beginning to screen patients for needs related to the social determinants of health and are seeking to establish referral relationships with community partners in order to address these needs.

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GIH Events

Health, Housing, Equity, Race and Power Funders Convening

Health, Housing, Equity, Race and Power Funders Convening will be held on February 25-26, 2020, at The California Endowment in Oakland, California.

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Issue Focus by Eileen Salinsky

Data-Driven Approaches to Achieving Health Equity

GIH convened grantmakers to explore innovative ways to use data to advance health equity. Read the actionable guidance for these efforts that emerged from the meeting’s proceedings.

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Promoting Better Communities for Older People: Building Economic Security Using the Elder Index

What is the true cost of living for older adults?  In this conversation, funders discussed the Elder Index: a tool that measures the income older people need—every county and state in the country—to meet necessary expenses for housing, health care, food, transportation, and other essentials while staying independent in their own homes.

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Partnering with Tribal Communities to Improve Nutrition and Food Access

In this podcast, Abigail Echo-Hawk discusses some of the innovations being developed in tribal communities, how disruptions to indigenous food systems influence individual health, and the opportunities for philanthropy to partner with tribal communities. 

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Small Business: Philanthropy’s Untapped Opportunity to Advance Health and Equity

Small Business: Philanthropy’s Untapped Opportunity to Advance Health and Equity

Over the last year, Public Private Strategies conducted research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to better understand opportunities for philanthropy to engage small business in advancing a “Culture of Health” and to uncover ways to effectively and efficiently engage small business

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