Health happens in communities.
For over two decades, we’ve worked closely with hospitals and clinics to connect people to essential resources like food, housing and transportation alongside medical care. Today, we’re working both locally and nationally to break down systemic barriers to health.
Change takes a team effort.
We’ve been honored to work with and support many innovative and passionate organizations and individuals who work tirelessly for health equity in their communities — and we know there are many more. Learn more and join our Network of changemakers.
Our Chief Clinical Officer Damon Francis contributed to this new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation outlining initiatives to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible - including making health care institutions more equitable and improving social conditions in communities.
Two senior Massachusetts CHWs weigh in on the impact of professional standards, changing employer dynamics, the role of empathy, and commitment to social justice.
Any organization that works to address community-level health inequities must think seriously about how to ensure data are not only mission-aligned, but actually build the kind of shared power needed to achieve health goals. In these situations, ‘Small Data’ can be just as important — if not moreso — than the Big Data we hear about so frequently. Here's what Small Data is and isn't.
The CIE Summit brings together key 2-1-1, social, health, non-profit, research data, philanthropy, education, technology and government thought leaders from across the nation to engage in workshops and interactive discussions about bridging health and social service sectors to build strong and thriving communities. Plenaries and breakout sessions for the 3rd Annual CIE Summit will focus on care coordination innovations to address social determinants of health needs (housing, nutrition, employment, etc.) across populations, including families, women, children, low-income, veterans, etc. with the overall goal of advancing equity for all.