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What We Believe

We believe North Carolina has the potential to be one of the healthiest states. This only happens once everyone living here has a fair opportunity for good health.

Our belief is simple. Everyone in North Carolina deserves the opportunity to be healthy as possible. And this should be true regardless of where a person lives, their financial situation, or the color of their skin. Unfortunately, that is not yet the case – both here in North Carolina and across the United States. There are significant disparities tied to race, poverty, geography, education, and more – a result of systemic failures that stand in the way of all people having the same opportunity for good health.

We believe this can, and needs, to change. And we believe it is our responsibility to be part of the solution.

Our Mission

To improve the health and well-being of everyone in North Carolina

Our Vision

To help make North Carolina one of the healthiest states in the nation, in a generation

Our Values

  • Authenticity
    To operate openly and honestly, to be rather than to seem
  • Collaboration
    To be great partners, with the communities we serve and with those we work alongside
  • Curiosity
    To explore new ideas, to understand and improve, to anticipate and meet the evolving needs of our state
  • Equity
    To acknowledge and confront the root causes of health disparities
  • Health
    To embody a purposeful sense of wellness in all we do
  • Leadership
    To commit to each other’s success, to enable growth and opportunity for those at the helm of North Carolina’s nonprofits

Our Commitment to Racial Equity

Racism remains a clear and present threat to the opportunity for ALL to achieve good health. And our belief is that health equity is not possible in the absence of racial equity. Our commitment to supporting racial equity is prioritized in who we fund, what we fund, and how we fund, in addition to how we function as an organization. We value and strive to support initiatives and investments that reflect the voices, perspectives, and lived experiences of the people and communities we serve.

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