Our Focus Areas

Building a Culture of Health is a vision that requires strong pillars. These are the four broad areas of our work.

Each focus area centers on health equity.

Each Focus Area Centers on Health Equity

Achieving health equity for all is a bold vision that requires bold action. To keep us and our partners and collaborators heading in the right directions, we've organized our work into four focus areas, each grounded in health equity. This organizational approach sets our attention and our resources toward success.

Explore below to understand how each core area sets a path forward for a healthier life.

Health Systems

By working with hospitals, health departments, insurers, and community groups, we help health systems around the country build toward a shared goal of better health for all.

Healthy Communities

We support projects that create the conditions for communities to thrive and give residents the ability to reach their greatest health potential. 

Healthy Children and Families

Environment matters for a healthy childhood. Keeping families together and thriving can mean addressing stressors like food insecurity, unstable housing, and unsafe neighborhoods. We support programs and policies that help us understand what shapes our health from our earliest years and promotes a chance for good health as children grow up.

Leadership for Better Health

Through our RWJF leadership development programs, we support and connect change leaders nationwide who are working toward building a Culture of Health.

Related Topics

Health Leadership Development

Nurses and Nursing


Leadership Programs Funded by RWJF

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Are you interested in helping to build a Culture of Health for everyone in America? 

Please take a look at the funding opportunities for community action, innovative policy change and research initiatives.