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Can integrated health care, or systematically coordinated primary care and mental health services, help eliminate health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and people with limited English proficiency? The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health posed this question at a roundtable discussion attended by national, regional, and local foundations that support integrated health care. The answer was a resounding “yes.”
GIH and the Hogg Foundation have partnered to bring you A Window of Opportunity: Philanthropy’s Role in Eliminating Health Disparities through Integrated Health Care. This report summarizes the roundtable discussion and presents recommendations on four key strategies–grantmaking, educating, convening, and advocating–that foundations can undertake as they work to improve the health status of the nation’s most vulnerable populations.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health provided support for this publication.