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Breaking the Barriers to Specialty Care: Practical Ideas to Improve Health Equity and Reduce Cost - Striving for Equity in Specialty Care

June 29, 2016

Tremendous health outcome inequities remain in the U.S. across race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and geography—particularly for those with serious conditions such as lung or skin cancer, HIV/AIDS, or cardiovascular disease.These inequities are driven by a complex set of factors—including distance to a specialist, insurance coverage, provider bias, and a patient's housing and healthy food access. These inequities not only harm patients, resulting in avoidable illness and death, they also drive unnecessary health systems costs.This 5-part series highlights the urgent need to address these issues, providing resources such as case studies, data, and recommendations to help the health care sector make meaningful strides toward achieving equity in specialty care.Part 1: "Striving for Equity in Specialty Care"A complex set of barriers to specialty care create Health inequities for many Americans, but the current healthcare landscape provides an opportune moment to address this challenge.

Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015

June 15, 2015

The Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015 is the first analysis of philanthropic freedom across the world. By examining barriers and incentives for individuals and organizations to donate money and time to social causes, CGP has measured, ranked, and compared countries on their ease of giving. The research is a major step in identifying the public policy actions to encourage private giving which, in turn, can increase generosity.

Homelessness and Trauma in the Lives of Women Veterans

November 1, 2013

This fact sheet is intended to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of womenVeterans, particularly those experiencing homelessness. Included is a discussion of trauma-informed care, anorganizational response to meeting the unique needs of this population.

Building Healthcare Leadership in Africa: A Call to Action

June 18, 2009

Based on an April 2009 conference, outlines Africa's healthcare needs, including workers, infrastructure, and technology. Offers a framework for building capacity and sustainability through individual, institutional, and network leadership development.

The Index of Global Philanthropy 2008

June 12, 2008

Provides an annual update on the sources and scope of U.S. and international private giving to the developing world. Highlights trends in government aid, private philanthropy and investment, public-private partnerships, and social entrepreneurship.

Opening Doors: Adapting Housing and Substance Abuse Services to Meet the Needs of HIV/AIDS Impacted Persons

May 1, 2000

The presenters and attendees of the Opening Doors conference worked to develop a series of change priorities that can be used by people in their individual leadership roles and also as a platform that will be forwarded to a wide array of policy makers and policy entities to educate them about ways to better serve people who are impacted by HIV/AIDS, people who are homeless and substance users. This forum was used to identify service gaps and barriers as well as illuminate innovative models that are helping attain stability in housing and health.