As foundations begin to think differently about how to improve the health of all people, many grantmakers are looking outside of health care and collaborating across sectors to address the root causes of persistent health disparities and inequities. Achieving health equity requires innovative solutions that result from the combined forces of philanthropy, policymakers, government, community-based organizations, and other partners.
This Grantmakers In Health supplement to the Stanford Social Innovation Review illuminates promising strategies and emerging approaches for tackling health disparities and the social determinants of health. Sponsored by the Aetna Foundation, the supplement features articles from a diverse range of funders, practitioners, and health experts who are applying a health equity lens to issues such as fair housing, structural racism, community organizing, environmental justice, immigrant rights, LGBT health, transportation, community development, culturally-based healing practices, and place-based change.
Aetna Foundation provided support for this publication.