Innovations in Health Equity
This special supplement examines the organizations and programs that are addressing social inequalities in housing, transportation, work, and other parts of society that create disparate health outcomes.
Funders are devising new approaches that account for the impact that
social issues have on people’s health.
The causes of health inequity are diverse and entwined; the solutions will be as well.
Community-based organizations, philanthropic institutions, and federal agencies—all are needed to support and sustain revitalization efforts.
By catalyzing the power of people to make change, community organizers equip
people at every level to overcome the myriad barriers to health.
The Deaconess Foundation seeks to shift public policy, mobilize community members, and strengthen advocacy efforts related to children and youth.
Health impact assessments can be used to bring the social determinants
of health into the policymaking process.
A coalition of organizations in New York has made progress in improving the lives and health of nail salon workers.
A Stockton, Calif., organization is striving to transform its city through culturally
rooted, healing-centered practices and a pedagogy of love.
Philanthropy can pursue several effective approaches to improve LGBT health.
Expanding public transit systems to connect low-income communities to healthy environments, high-quality education, and well-paying jobs isn’t enough. Transit has to be affordable as well as accessible.
Fair housing initiatives that focus on dispersion ignore the social structures and processes that result in the inequitable distribution of resources necessary for health.
A coalition of organizations is improving the health of low-income communities.