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Complex Needs Through a Health Equity Lens: What Can Philanthropy Actually Do?

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Cosponsored with Grantmakers In Aging

The health and well-being of those who have faced a lifetime of structural racism are impacted much more strongly than other groups, especially as they age; for example, Black older people are dying from COVID-19 at 3.6 times the rate of older whites. Philanthropy has responded to many immediate needs, but inequities will continue if the system of discrimination in the social determinants of health does not change. Strong philanthropic investment at the systems level will be required if we are to see fundamental changes.

Participants learned about specific efforts to link a systems approach with activities on the ground and to discuss examples of how local communities can make a difference in the lives of those that are usually left behind. Speakers included Carly Hare of Change Philanthropy and Kathryn Lawler of Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement.