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Who We Are

We are a team of “upstreamists” working to remove barriers that prevent communities from achieving their highest level of health.

Our Impact

National Health Foundation is working to improve the health of under-resourced communities. In 2019:

safe shelter nights for our recuperative care guests
Dollars in food benefits accessed for families and infused into the local economy
Individuals received direct assistance in accessing food benefits
Million in cost savings to healthcare system by providing recuperative care

2021 Impact Report


National Health Foundation employs three key strategies that collectively help us achieve upstream action in our communities.

Essential services to under-resourced communities that address immediate social needs, like providing job training, shelter, education, and access to food.

The relationship-building process that develops trust and understanding between NHF, community residents, stakeholders and civic institutions in order to elevate local voices in solving issues impacting the community’s well-being.

The process of systematic inquiry that includes the collection of data; documentation of critical information; and analysis and interpretation of that data/information to inform or improve work.

Strategies that focus on improving social and economic structures in order to decrease barriers and improve support that allows people to achieve their full health potential.

National Health Foundation Blog

Protecting Mental Health and Wellness for BIPOC Communities: A conversation with Kim Saira
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Teen Talk with Jacky Gonzalez: Youth Empowerment for Better Health
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National Health Foundation’s Recuperative Care Model Featured as a Case Study in The Commonwealth Fund Report
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