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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.

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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.

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Knowledge was meant to be shared.

Since 1996, we’ve learned a great deal about what works and what doesn’t – and we’re happiest when we see organizations learning from each other. Take a tour of our favorite resources for putting knowledge into action.

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How we work is as important as what we do. Our values were created by our broader community of staff, partners, volunteers and patients, and help us keep our community strong.

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Why ‘Small Data’ is Key to Community Health

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.

Healthcare’s Mainstages Need More Experts in Lived Experience  

At a time when an increasing number of healthcare organizations are driving toward more equitable outcomes through community-led health improvement initiatives, it’s those with Expert Lived Experience whose voices are more important than ever. It’s time to see that value reflected on healthcare’s mainstages — and here’s how we get there.

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