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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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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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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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Rethink Outside: Telling a New Story about Healthier Communities

Rethink Outside: Telling a New Story about Healthier Communities

As a philanthropy-serving organization that focuses on expanding investments to advance environmental literacy and connect people to nature, Blue Sky Funders Forum seeks to bridge silos and unite funders who share the belief that the benefits of meaningful time spent outdoors lead to stronger and healthier people, communities, and ecosystems.

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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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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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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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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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