Building a Culture of Health

When we work together to create opportunities that improve health equity for everyone, we’re building a Culture of Health.

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What do we mean by a Culture of Health?

In partnership with others, we work to develop a Culture of Health rooted in equity that provides every individual with a fair and just opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have.

Focus Areas

To advance health equity, we invest in four broad areas:

  • Health Systems

    Bringing key health systems together around a shared goal of better health for all

  • Healthy Children and Families

    Supporting research and programs that expand our understanding of growing up healthy

  • Healthy Communities

    Supporting initiatives that help communities reach their greatest health potential

  • Leadership for Better Health

    Helping leaders address health challenges across the nation

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Health Should Be a Right, Not a Privilege

RWJF is taking steps to focus on one of the biggest barriers to health in America: structural racism.

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How We Work

With our partners, we promote policies, practices, and system change to amplify unheard voices, shift the national conversation about health and wellbeing, and dismantle structural barriers to equity. Learn more about our approach, strategic vision, and equity-building efforts.

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Measuring Our Progress

By continually collecting and reviewing data, we learn whether we are making the right investments and help communities understand what drives their successes and where they need to target further efforts.

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