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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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2019 Fall Forum

2019 Fall Forum

GIH offers programming designed for funders with a strong interest in health policy.

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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.

Read More →
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.

Read More →
A New JEDI Force: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

A New JEDI Force: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Farming the road is a mindset that closes that thousand-mile gap in the Eisenhower quote and allows funders to fully support rural communities as equal partners in the quest toward better health and brighter futures.

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Beyond the Numbers: Rethinking Race, Research, and Health Equity

This webinar explored how philanthropy can use data and research to advance equity and address the intersections of race, culture, and health.

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Including People with Disabilities in the Good You Are Doing

Including People with Disabilities in the Good You Are Doing

As philanthropy works to solve upstream and immediate challenges to health, people with disabilities are a key group whose health and accessibility needs should be taken into consideration.

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On the Road toward Equity: Leveraging Mixed-Income Communities and Health

On the Road toward Equity: Leveraging Mixed-Income Communities and Health

We live in a complex world. One in which the solutions to society’s greatest problems are not easily identified or implemented. Within that complexity lies both challenges and opportunities to building better communities where all residents can thrive.

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Achieving Latinx Health Equity in California: Real Impact through Innovative Philanthropy

There are many obstacles to achieving Latinx health equity, but there are also promising practices for change — with the ultimate goal of increasing philanthropic support for Latino-serving organizations advancing health equity.

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