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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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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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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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Racial Equity Requires Funding to Build Power

By focusing on power building to reverse the longstanding inequities that prevent communities of color and low-income communities from thriving, philanthropy can help build safe, strong, and stable communities for all of us.

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Productive Partnerships

Twenty years ago, a small group of grantmakers launched a Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN), seeking to bridge health and environmental philanthropy and to focus more attention on links between human, wildlife, and ecosystem health. One of my first tasks as HEFN’s first staffer was to try to engage health funders in this enterprise.

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Creating a Neutral Space, Pursuing a Common Mission

Importantly, FCAA created a neutral space for funders; one where individual organizational agendas took a back seat to a unifying mission. This space became an incubator for philanthropic action.

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Richard Besser

2019 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Richard Besser

Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shares his insights on putting health equity front and center.

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