The Consumer Health Foundation’s (CHF) strategic plan reflects both continuity and change. We remain committed to our core values and continue to address the lack of access to high-quality affordable health care as well as the social determinants of health. Over the past five years, CHF has focused its grantmaking resources on advocacy to create systems change in a number of these areas within our health care access and health justice portfolios. We believe that funding advocacy is critical to achieving our mission. Moving forward, we will maintain these portfolios; however, we will focus on two programmatic priorities in alignment with our updated spending policy. These programmatic priorities include:
- A focus on advocacy for economic justice in order to stem the tide of rising income inequality in our region.
- A focus on advocacy for health reform, due to the changing health policy landscape. This portfolio will not only focus on health reform implementation but also the factors that will support health system reform, such as the cost of care and consumer engagement.
We believe that these two programmatic focus areas afford us the greatest opportunity to achieve health equity. In addition, the Foundation has an explicit commitment to racial equity that we define in the context of health as a goal and a process whereby people of color have an equal opportunity to live a healthy and dignified life.
Read the Consumer Health Foundation’s Strategic Plan 2017–2019.