Business Leadership in Health

The business sector plays a critical role in cross-sector collaborations that build a Culture of Health. Corporations that invest in health indicate its importance to company mission and community leadership. Through corporate giving, businesses contribute a significant amount of philanthropic support to a range of sectors that influence health, including education and community development. Investments in such sectors have the power to spur meaningful improvements in health.

According to CECP -- Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy -- in 2015, the median corporate contribution from a set of the world’s largest companies to K–12 and higher education programs was $1.02 and $0.62 million, respectively, along with $0.9 million to community and economic development programs. Increased corporate contributions would indicate improved opportunities to expand or develop new programs in key sectors that drive health.

 

 

 

  • MEDIAN CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • TOTAL CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Federal investment in Health in All Policies

Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to policymaking that takes health into consideration in the development of policies across sectors. By bringing leaders of non-health sectors together with public health experts in the decision-making process, these policies are designed to promote community health and well-being.

Based on a comprehensive review by RAND and RWJF, in 2016, eight non-health sector federal executive agencies that influence health (including education, housing, and transportation) spent an average of 43% of their 2016 budgets on programs explicitly intended to impact population health and/or well-being. Higher average percentages in future years would suggest that federal agencies are more frequently considering population health and well-being when developing and funding programs.

 

 

  • Average percentage of federal executive agencies’ investment in health

  • Federal investment in health, by federal executive agency