John Muir Community Health Fund 2021 Impact Update

Over the past few years, the Community Health Fund’s understanding of the root causes of health disparities and health inequities has deepened. We’ve come to believe that addressing those root causes—including economic stability, education, access to health care, the physical environment, and social and community influences—is the most effective way for us to have a lasting impact on community health.

The Family Harvest Farm Initiative, highlighted in this year’s Impact Update, is one such initiative. At the farm, foster youth who are moving into adulthood—and are at risk for poor health linked to root causes—work in a deeply supportive environment that is building these young people’s resilience. Their testimonials give us hope that initiatives like this can spark a ripple effect that improves individual and population health for a generation and beyond. Download PDF