We support communities in improving health outcomes by championing evidence-based policies, multi-sector partnerships, and other systems-level change. This includes advancing policies that improve population health and create thriving communities. It also includes building partnerships – often among unlikely allies – to help leaders across sectors achieve their shared goal of strengthening communities and improving lives.

Local approaches and practical solutions are vital to achieving lasting change. Several of our programs aim to bolster community health by strengthening policies and systems in states and localities.

Businesses also have a vested interest in the future of their communities. Achieving economic and social prosperity relies on having healthy and safe places to live, work, and play, and we believe that there’s an inextricable link between America’s public health and economic well-being.

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Programs: Community Health

An initiative of de Beaumont and Kaiser Permanente, CityHealth works to advance a package of tried and tested policy solutions that ensure all people have access to healthy choices. CityHealth annually rates the 75 largest U.S. cities on its policy package and recognizes local achievements with gold, silver, and bronze medals.
The BUILD Health Challenge
Created to fund innovative, community-led partnerships that bridge the gaps between public health departments, health systems, and communities, The BUILD Health Challenge recognizes programs that highlight best practices for moving resources, action, and attention upstream.
MADE for Health Justice
Accelerating the development of health-focused local data systems that center principles of anti-racism, and equity, justice, and community power.
Healing Through Policy
An initiative developed with the American Public Health Association, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and Results for America, Healing Through Policy provides local leaders with policies and practices that can advance health, racial equity, and justice.
Health Action Alliance
A coalition of leading business, communications, and public health organizations that offers free tools, resources, and access to a network of businesses to strengthen and accelerate the business community’s response to COVID-19 and other health needs.


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