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Updated National Equity Atlas

Using an entirely new content delivery system, the atlas has an enhanced focus on the gaps between growth and equity and is a comprehensive resource for data to track, measure, and make the case for racial equity and inclusive prosperity in America’s regions, and states, and nationwide.

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Climate Change, Health, and Equity Survey Findings: Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities

This report summarizes the findings of a fall 2019 survey on the landscape of climate change, health, and equity funding and organizational work. The survey’s purpose is to add to the understanding of the resource gaps, needs, and opportunities in this critical and expanding field.

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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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Lost in the Translation: The Role of Language and Culture in the Health Care Setting

This two-page Issue Focus article discusses the importance of addressing language and culture in the health care setting and highlights key opportunities for grantmakers.

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People, Wildlife, and Ecosystems: Health for One, Health for All

The field of ecological health recognizes that the physical
well-being of people, nonhuman animals, and their habitats are inseparable. This is a profoundly different notion
from the conventional view of health, in which physicians,
nurses, and others treat human ills; veterinarians tend to the
health of livestock, pets, and wildlife; and conservation biologists
and ecologists address habitat health. But the more we learn
about health, the more ludicrous these artificial divisions become.

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Building Healthy Communities

This GIH Issue Focus examines the underlying principles of healthy communities.

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Strategies for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health

This GIH Issue Focus s highlights racial and ethnic health disparities, explores their roots, and describes activities that foundations are undertaking to eliminate them.

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Social Inequalities in Health

This report featuring keynote addresses from the February 1999 GIH Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy by Nicole Lurie, Robert G. Evans, Velvet Miller, and John W. Murphy.

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