Investing in Community Health Through Local Wellness Funds
This case study examines how state, county, and city policymakers can now leverage significant federal relief funds to establish and support sustainable local wellness funds that improve community well-being and advance health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic recovery and beyond.
- Local wellness funds:
- Center on shared community priorities
- Are managed by trusted local organizations
- Advance health equity
- Are accountable to the community
The Georgia Health Policy Center, in partnership with the School of Public Health at George Washington University and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is identifying, synthesizing, and disseminating cross-sector policy and implementation opportunities that facilitate recovery from the triple crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, impacts of the 2020 economic downturn, and the ongoing impact of structural racism. The work – Aligning in Crisis — builds on Aligning Systems for Health: Health Care + Public Health + Social Services.