Category Archives: Health Status Disparities

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Communities in Action – Pathways to Health Equity

This report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine describes the causes and solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by … Continue reading

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Health Research & Education Trust: Creating Effective Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health

The Health Research & Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published this guide for creating effective partnerships between hospitals and health systems and their local communities.  The guide was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is promoting the … Continue reading

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Health Research & Education Trust: Hospital-Based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health

The Health Research & Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published this guide on how hospitals can support community health improvement. The guide was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is promoting the concept of a “culture … Continue reading

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National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action

The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) has published this workshop summary on measures for population health improvement.  There is an overabundance of measures and indicators … Continue reading

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Health Systems Learning Group: Strategic Investment in Shared Outcomes – Transformative Partnerships between Health Systems and Communities

This monograph from the Health Systems Learning Group (HSLG) describes strategic partnerships between non-profit health systems and communities, based on findings and recommendations from a learning collaborative of 36 non-profit health systems and 7 other organizations between 2011 and 2013. … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine: Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity

The Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, in coordination with the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, conducted a workshop on February 4, 2016 on framing the dialogue on race and ethnicity … Continue reading

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Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health: Innovations in Health Equity

The Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health have published this special supplement on health equity. Articles include discussions of the role of health philanthropy in addressing equity; the role of community organizers in advancing health equity; promoting health … Continue reading

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The State of Racial Inequalities in Health

On December 5, 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) held a forum on “Disparities, Resilience, and Building a Culture of Health” and published this paper on the state of racial inequalities in health authored by Thomas LeVeist, director of the Center … Continue reading

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Center for Health Care Strategies: Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations – Early State Efforts

This issue brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies describes how accountable care organizations (ACOs) funded by state Medicaid programs are supporting the delivery of social services as part of a comprehensive strategy to improve health care quality and reduce … Continue reading

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California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative Releases Request for Proposals

The California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative has released its Request for Proposals, with funding available for up to six Accountable Communities for Health in California.  Funding for up to $250,000 is available for the first project year, with up to $300,000/year available … Continue reading

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