We fund programs that increase access to quality comprehensive healthcare and support services as well as improve the health of the poor in developing countries
We believe all individuals and families have the right to quality medical care. All people deserve attention to physical, mental and emotional needs in order to live healthy lives. Our portfolio invests in access to quality care, preventative health programs, and support systems for local and international communities of high need.
The Health and Human Services Committee has adopted a strategy that favors a continuum of care for clients, patients, and/or participants. For more on this strategy, please click here.
Organizations that fit within the Health portfolios include:
- Access to Quality Healthcare: Organizations that provide free and low-cost healthcare services and resources. Medical homes, federally qualified health centers, school-based health centers, free and charitable clinics, mobile health services, and programs related to the Affordable Care Act fall within this portfolio. Services tend to be comprehensive, with a philosophy that healthcare should be financially, culturally, and geographically accessible to all.
- Prevention: Organizations that promote wellness, provide access to healthy food and physical activity programs, and prevent chronic disease by using strategies including health screenings, patient education, and training of peer health counselors or navigators.
- Supportive Services: Mental and behavioral health organizations, especially those providing a continuum of care through an array of strategies, such as group and classroom counseling, trauma-informed care, and family therapy. Programs for individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities also fall within this portfolio.
- Global Health: The mission is to improve the health of the poor in developing countries through comprehensive, community-based health care delivery. Focus areas include delivering psychosocial services in areas recovering from conflict as well as providing innovative training and delivery models that enable community health workers to provide decentralized preventative and life-saving support to entire communities.
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