(From left) Ali Abdullahi, Kaftun Ahmed, Franka Miletic, and Anjana Chakkour, members of the team of Community Health Workers at Massachusetts General Hospital's Chelsea Healthcare Center stand in front of the center. The workers seek to reduce healthcare barriers which are posed for patients by language and cultural differences. (AEM Chelsea MA story image)
Three people of diverse ethnic backgrounds stand together.


RWJF supports programs that are helping to expand our thinking about community partnerships that work together to pursue public and community health. 

We believe improving public and community health requires linking systems like hospitals, schools and health departments with community organizations, urban planners and developers, and business. Improving public and community health requires a commitment to health equity to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. 

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RWJF funds many initiatives in support of our vision for a Culture of Health. For this area of focus, these initiatives were selected to demonstrate grantmaking that is helping us achieve the greatest impact.