The United Philanthropy Forum’s recent report, Journey Toward Racial Equity, examines philanthropy-serving organizations’ (PSOs) current internal work and external programming to advance racial equity.
Black people are much more likely than other Americans to contract, be hospitalized for, and die from COVID-19. A new campaign, THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us, is aiming to bridge the information gap between Black communities and trusted health experts.
This timely analysis of shows how two aspects of distress—lack of human capital and economic disadvantage—predict communities’ likelihood of both applying for and receiving funding, explores the reasons for these inequities, and provides real-world examples of how funders can better serve these communities.
On any given day, at least 800,000 people are homeless in the United States, including about 200,000 homeless families. It is virtually impossible for most to find rental property within their means. Also, as many as 70 percent of homeless individuals struggle with serious health problems, mental and physical disabilities, or substance abuse problems.
Few issues cry out for remediation louder than the issue of racial and ethnic disparities in health. The magnitude of these disparities is so great that it has been called the “civil rights issue of the day” – an issue that public health has an obligation to address and remedy.
This resource portfolio on racial and ethnic health disparities contains two-page articles on the following topics: poverty, racism, environmental health, access, healthy behaviors, mental health, workforce diversity, cultural competency, men, women, children, and aging populations. It also includes a resource list of organizations working on health disparities, key Web sites, and articles.
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.
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.
This GIH Issue Focus s highlights racial and ethnic health disparities, explores their roots, and describes activities that foundations are undertaking to eliminate them.
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.