Improving Community Health through Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas


Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas is in its early phase, but the initiative is based on several key principles:

  • Community health challenges are longstanding and complex and cannot be effectively or efficiently addressed by organizations acting alone.
  • Social determinants of health – including socioeconomic factors, lifestyles and behaviors – influence the burden of illness.
  • Communities that use formal quality improvement methods, address health disparities, enact policy changes and apply evidence-based interventions have the potential to achieve the greatest impact.
  • Community engagement in health decision-making is critical to improving community participation in health promotion and disease prevention efforts.
  • Supporting integration of effective practices into schools and community organizations is important.


Area of Work

  • Prevention

Program Area

  • Health Care

Grantmaking Status

Areas of Work

  • Prevention and early intervention for at-risk children

    To equip children and families with skills to ensure that children reach developmental milestones to lead successful lives.

  • Out-of-home care for youth

    To drive child welfare systems toward greater accountability for child well-being.

  • Quality and safety of health care

    Improving the quality and safety of health care delivery

  • Access to health care

    Improving health by increasing access to comprehensive care

  • Prevention

    Expanding programs to promote health and prevent disease

  • Academic excellence

    Enhancing academic excellence through program and campus development

  • Educational access and success

    Increasing educational access and supporting a learning environment that promotes achievement

  • Campus and community engagement

    Promoting a culture of service, collaboration and engagement among schools and communities

  • Rural church development

    Building the infrastructure and capacity of United Methodist churches to enhance ministry and mission

  • Clergy leadership

    Strengthening United Methodist churches by improving the quality and effectiveness of church leadership

  • Congregational outreach

    Engaging United Methodist congregations in programs that serve their communities