Equitable HEALTH OUTCOMES
Decreasing Health Disparities to Improve Health Outcomes
We’re addressing the social determinants of health and inequities in health outcomes to improve the performance of the health care system.
Why equitable health outcomes?
Inequities in health outcomes—by race, class and geography—must be eliminated.
Providing access to medical care by itself will not change these historic health inequities. That’s why we support meaningful progress to change the social determinants of health—the conditions outside the medical office, such as housing, transportation, and the built environment that impact health outcomes.
Building Partnerships and Organizational Capacity to Address Social Drivers of Poor Health
Achieving greater equity in health outcomes will require genuine partnership between hospitals and health systems and the community organizations that are embedded in underserved areas or led by residents with low incomes. The Trust is interested in hearing from organizations and collaboratives working to build these partnerships to address a specific social driver of poor health.
Past Funding Opportunities
The following funding opportunities are no longer accepting applications.
Decreasing Health Disparities: Consumer Education and Feedback
The shift to Medicaid managed care and new value-based care arrangements in the state could improve health outcomes for financially vulnerable residents or widen already steep racial and geographic disparities. To ensure that low-income families are not harmed as payment models change, the Trust will support efforts to educate and protect consumers and promote patient feedback and information sharing among stakeholders.
Public Education on Value-Based Care
This funding opportunity is for organizations that can help educate and inform concerned residents, community-based organizations, safety net providers, and other key stakeholders about Medicaid reform and the health system’s transition to value-based care.
Value-Based Care Pilot Planning
This funding opportunity supports innovative approaches for leveraging value-based care to improve the health of low-income patients in North Carolina.
Decreasing Health Disparities: Data Collection and Analysis
The shift to Medicaid managed care and new value-based care arrangements in the state could improve health outcomes for financially vulnerable residents or widen already steep racial and geographic disparities. To better understand the impact of these initiatives, the Trust will support data collection and analysis efforts that shed light on how low-income patients, especially racial and ethnic minorities, are faring as health care payment models change.