Every person, in every community, deserves to live the healthiest life possible. Through philanthropic investments and policy engagement, Health Foundation is sharply focused on improving people’s lives and making communities thrive.
Based on evidence and backed by experts, we know that where you live affects how you live; you simply can’t make healthy decisions if healthy options aren’t available. Through policy, systems and environmental change, looking at the laws and environments that impact behavior, healthier choices become a real, viable option for every community member. By changing policies, systems and/or environments, communities can tackle health issues like obesity, cancer and other chronic diseases and make healthy choices practical and available.
Health Foundation asks that our grantees make policy, systems and environmental change the frame for their work. Every project should be built with those three words in mind so one word can be truly achieved: impact.