Our Mission

We develop multi-sector partnerships and innovative solutions to improve the public’s health and well-being across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our work strengthens health systems and policy, enhances conditions that promote health, and builds community capacity to ensure equitable health opportunities for all.

Many sectors have roles to play in optimizing community health. Ensuring healthy communities is not just the work of public health departments but also public and private organizations involved in medical care, housing, transportation, parks and recreation, land use planning, public safety, education, and many other areas. Our purpose is to work in collaboration across sectors in pursuit of innovative, prevention-oriented approaches to improving the public’s health and ensuring that all people and communities have equal opportunities to thrive and be healthy.