Exposing and Addressing Health Disparities
Factors such as our race, ethnicity and health disparity status should not play a role in how healthy we are or how long we live. Unfortunately, for many of us, they do. RWJF is working to expose and combat structural racism, which is often at the core of health disparities throughout the U.S. because everyone deserves an equal opportunity to live their healthiest life possible.
We support a range of programs that help identify and address the root causes of America's health inequality—because everyone deserves an equal opportunity to pursue a healthier life.
Related News and Insights
Read expert perspectives and the latest research from RWJF to explore the opportunities and complexities of this topic.
Achieving Health Equity Begins with Advancing Racial Equity
Health Equity Scholars for Action
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Selects 2023 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Finalists
RWJF funds many initiatives in support of our vision for a Culture of Health. For this focus area, these initiatives were selected to demonstrate grantmaking that is helping us achieve the greatest impact.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
This national program highlights the many social and economic factors that influence health and shows how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. The program also offers tools to understand the data, and strategies that communities can use to move from education to action.
Culture of Health Leaders
Culture of Health Leaders supports innovators and change-makers across all sectors to address health equity and move communities and organizations toward a Culture of Health.
The Opportunity Atlas
The Opportunity Atlas traces 20 million people across America—from childhood to their mid-30s—in order to show where and for whom opportunity is lacking.
Current Grant Opportunities
We realize that building a Culture of Health will take unprecedented collaboration and a deeper understanding of where barriers exist and how to overcome them.
We have previously funded opportunities in this area of focus with the goal to strengthen and advance health equity, and we have more work to do.