Research Category: Social Factors

Health Equity Series: Food Insecurity

December 1, 2015

For the purpose of this report, health equity will be discussed through the examination of Missouri’s food system, including how social determinants of health impact food security and food access, as well as the connection between disparities in health outcomes and an inequitable food system.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Social Determinants of Health

November 7, 2015

RWJF’s Vulnerable Populations’ programs and projects are united in that they each worked within the context of the social determinants of health. And while social determinants were well established in academic circles and have been the subject of considerable study, we quickly discovered that the concept didn’t work on the...

HCFGKC 10 Year Report

September 15, 2015

As HCF completes its first decade of grantmaking, we have looked back across the health care landscape to better understand the accomplishments and obstacles surrounding care to the uninsured and underserved in the Kansas City region. Our objective is to learn from, and reflect upon, past experience, in order to...

Re-Entry Statistics

July 19, 2015

People released from prison return to just a few communities that are particularly ill­-equipped to receive them. In Chicago, only 24% of identified organizations that provide services to re­entering individuals were located in any of the six communities to which the highest numbers of people returned from prison in 2001. No services were located in two of those six neighborhoods.

A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health

How do we find a common language that will expand Americans’ views about what it means to be healthy–to include not just where health ends, but also where it starts?

Creating Healthy Schools: Family Involvement (Family)

April 1, 2015

Our school district cares about the health and well-being of students and the importance of partnering with their families to support their health in the school setting.

Creating Healthy Schools: Family Involvement (Staff)

Our school district cares about the health and well-being of staff members and students and understands the influence parent and family actions have on student behaviors.

The Uninsured: A Primer (Supplemental Tables)

December 7, 2014

These tables provide detailed information about health insurance coverage in the U.S. nonelderly population in 2013. The data in the tables is based on analysis of the Census Bureau’s March Supplement to the Current Population Survey (the CPS Annual Social and Economic Supplement or ASEC) by the Kaiser Family Foundation....

Community Conversation on Health Summary Report

October 11, 2014

On October 11, 2014, the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) and the United Way of Greater Kansas City partnered to sponsor the “Community Conversation on Health”. Asked to attend were people in the community most challenged by the current economic and health care system – the uninsured and underserved. The focus...

Montana Produces First-Ever YRBS Reports on American Indian Youth Risk Behaviors

November 7, 2012

Although 10% of Montana’s high school student population is American Indian (AI), the state did not have representative data on youth risk behaviors for this population group through the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

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