Overview:For more than 20 years, we’ve been focused on addressing social determinants of health – or as we like to call them, essential needs. We’re thrilled to that we no longer have to convince the healthcare system that factors like food, heat and housing are key to good health…and are honored to be working alongside so many amazing organizations who are integrating essential needs interventions into care.
But we believe we can achieve so much more.
Today, we’re fueled by a vision of health, dignity and well-being for every person in every community.
We see a future where healthcare delivery organizations, community-based organizations, public health departments and so many others work in concert to co-design systems of health that are driven by the needs of each community.
We partner with communities and health systems to address systemic causes of inequity and disease. We do this by removing barriers that keep people from identifying, accessing and choosing the resources everyone needs to be healthy.
No one organization or entity alone can remove the complex barriers to health – and we can go so much further if we’re willing to work together to address systemic challenges like income inequality and racism. We partner with and learn from community organizations, public health departments and health systems that are working together in new ways and allocating resources differently — with community-defined health goals at the forefront.
Community-level Health Initiatives: Partner with local organizations to bring together services, treatments, technology, data and resources in new ways to achieve the health goals that matter most to that community.