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Community Learning

Health Equity Through Community Insight

To effectively advocate for and invest in community-driven solutions, we start by listening to communities — particularly those furthest from health equity. We stay committed to learning from non-profits who are working to eliminate health inequities everyday. What we learn not only informs our own strategies, but is shared broadly to support collective action.

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The Greensboro Community Report


In 2023, thanks to invaluable community feedback, we broadened our focus to include additional factors that drive well-being beyond access to health care, including healthy food, education, safe and healthy housing, and economic mobility.

Knowing that the wisdom to address these issues rests with the community based-organizations (CBOs) who work on them daily and with the populations impacted, we engaged in a process to move beyond data to better understand the collective progress, barriers, and strengths, and needs of CBOs.


Through a survey and a community gathering, we gathered the voices of CBOs across various sectors in Greensboro to get a clearer picture of the gaps and opportunities they’re facing. The data and insights were then compiled into the Greensboro Community Report, designed to:

  • Provide a cross-sector view of our collective progress toward health equity and well-being.
  • Better understand the strengths and needs of CBOs focused on the social drivers of health.
  • Drive collective action across our community.

Next Steps

The Greensboro Community Report, which emerged from this work, is part of our effort to improve health equity in ways that are community-aligned and informed. In addition to informing our own funding, advocacy, and convening activities, it is now available as a community-wide resource to drive collective action toward health equity in Greensboro.

The Report Informs Our Focus

In addition to our new Nurturing Equity grants, we are also currently supporting legacy grantees in our historical priority areas of access to health care, adolescent pregnancy prevention, HIV, substance use and mental health. The Greensboro Community Report will inform our priorities moving forward as we consider how to best support nonprofits working across key social drivers of health.

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