RWJF has developed an Action Framework to encompass the principles underlying the vision for a Culture of Health. This Action Framework will guide the Foundation’s grant making and strategic collaborations.
As can be seen in the model, a Culture of Health will not be achieved by focusing on each action area alone, but by recognizing the interdependence of each area. Implementing the framework will take time and involve collaboration across multiple sectors – beyond the traditional public health field.
It will call for new norms and expectations, knowledge and capacities, and practices and behaviors. It will require a commitment to equity and multi-cultural perspectives, and force hard choices about how to allocate limited resources in new ways.
As we make progress in the four interconnected Action Areas, we believe that together we will improve population health, well-being, and equity.
With the Action Framework as a compass, RWJF will work alongside others to develop, implement and advance efforts to raise the health of everyone to the level that our great nation deserves.