December and January were great opportunities for funders to learn about intersecting needs of communities, and the way that population health is affected by a variety of social, economic, environmental and educational factors.  The Rhode Island Department of Health’s Health Equity Summit in December laid out a comprehensive strategy map to address social determinants of health, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Department of Health shared further insights on the work at GCRI’s Health Equity session at the Lifespan Community Health Institute on January 4.

Another upcoming learning opportunity is being sponsored by Social Enterprise Greenhouse on February 22 from noon-1:30pm.  “Improving Health Outcomes with Innovative Models will feature Mary Lynch, of Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, an organization that aims to increase access to nutritious food using innovative strategies. Register 

For those of you who missed either session, or wanted more information, here are additional resources:

Health Equity Summit Resources

Health Equity Summit Strategies

Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott’s GCRI presentation slides

Tufts Health Plan Healthy Aging Report