As a primary consideration, the Foundation recognizes the interconnectivity of health and social conditions and the importance of addressing inequities in connection to social determinants of health. Within this larger framework, the Foundation focuses its giving on creative initiatives that:
- demonstrate an evidence-driven model that recognizes and addresses social determinants of health
- can be scaled and/or replicated and are on a path to sustainability, or are themselves processes for scaling or replication.
- focus on populations that have less access to healthcare and to social and physical environments that support health and well-being.
- are led by organizations that keep apprised of and adapt nimbly to the policy environment.