What is Redlining?

Redlining is the systemic, discriminatory refusal of various financial services such as loans and housing based on race or ethnicity, limiting positive health outcomes for affected communities. At RWJBarnabas Health, Health Beyond the Hospital recognizes that social determinants such as income, education, food security, housing, and systemic racism affects health outcomes for every individual. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing care that is patient-centered, unbiased, culturally competent, supportive socially and behaviorally, and where patients can, from start to finish, choose how they want to receive care. We educate providers to consider language, literacy, culture and these social determinants of health in the care process to ensure patient engagement and a successful change in patient behavior. Health Beyond the Hospital is funded by the Walmart Foundation and the RWJ Foundation and is the first program of its kind in the country.

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