National Academy of Medicine


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.

Apply for a Grant – National Academies’ Gulf Research Program
This grant opportunity, administered by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies, is aimed at conducting research and developing actionable strategies to enhance the resilience and well-being of communities in the Gulf of Mexico region affected by stressors like climate change, severe weather, or environmental degradation. The Gulf Program is hosting a workshop to connect potential applicants, encourage collaboration, and cultivate new ideas for the upcoming grant. To learn more about the grant and the workshop, visit the grant’s homepage. 



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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 Charlee Alexander at  You can also join our mailing list for program updates.