Addressing Health Disparities by Engaging Institutions

Source: 
Grantmakers in Health

Date

2005

Case Study Sector

Health

Health is comprised of such a complex set of variables that it is impossible for any one institution alone to adequately address the needs of the public. Therefore, in order to address these disparities, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is encouraging and supporting schools of public health to take on the armor of true engagement and forge partnerships within their communities in the hopes of understanding and addressing racial and ethnic health disparities’ root causes.
In February 2005, the foundation launched a major effort to engage schools of public health on this critical issue, bringing together grantmakers, community leaders, and faculty and recent graduates of schools and programs of public health. The forum, Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Schools of Public Health Respond as Engaged Institutions—one of six seminars the foundation sponsored to celebrate its 75th anniversay—drew 163 participants.

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Keyword

  • Partnership

Region

  • Northern America

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