Supporting Health Care and Community-Based Organization Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health
Increasingly, health systems, providers, and payers recognize the significant influence that social factors such as housing, food insecurity, employment status, and transportation have on well-being and health care spending.
Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States, with approximately 120,000 Americans injured or killed by guns each year. GIH surveyed Funding Partners in June 2018 to explore investments in gun violence prevention and found that health funders who support gun violence prevention efforts are investing in a wide range of prevention strategies, including support for high-risk populations and policy advocacy. The survey results have been compiled into a one-page summary infographic.
Health care is uniquely positioned to serve as an anchor sector because of its evolving mission toward more holistically addressing community and well-being, its stable role as one of the largest, community-rooted employers, and its mostly nonprofit and public status.
This GIH Issue Focus makes the case for funding in prevention and women’s health and describes approaches being taken by grantmakers.
Based on a GIH roundtable meeting, this Issue Brief examines the critical issue of childhood immunization and highlights the work of grantmakers and national experts who have made a major commitment to this issue. The explores the many factors influencing public acceptance of childhood immunization and the importance of ensuring and conveying accurate information to the public and policymakers. Current and potential roles for health philanthropy are also discussed.
This Issue Brief, based on a May 2000 Issue Dialogue, begins by documenting disparities for six health conditions targeted by the federal government and explores some of the underlying causes of health disparities. The report presents examples of philanthropic strategies, as well as federal and state initiatives, and offers conclusions about the challenges foundations are likely to face in working to eliminate health disparities.