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Individual health is shaped by many economic and social factors such as income, education, access to high-quality health care, geography, and race and ethnicity. Uneven access to conditions that are needed for good health across the United States has been well documented, as have the poor effects on health that result — not only for individuals but also for their families and society.

The National Academy of Medicine’s Culture of Health Program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundationis a multiyear collaborative effort to identify strategies to create and sustain conditions that support equitable good health for all Americans. The first five years of the program will produce a series of consensus studies from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, as well as public workshops, community events, and tools for stakeholders.

Upcoming Meeting
On November 9, 2017, the NAM will host host its second public stakeholder meeting for its Culture of Health program. This meeting will highlight recent social movements that have resulted in positive change and will offer insights from communities working to build health equity at the local level.

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Want to get involved?
Building a culture of health requires the involvement of many stakeholders. To learn more about the NAM’s Culture of Health Program, contact program director Kimber Bogard at KBogard@nas.edu.  You can also join our mailing list for program updates.