Advance Health

Individual and collective health are jeopardized by an array of challenges, including food insecurity and poor nutrition, infectious and non-communicable diseases, and, in many developing countries, enormous out-of-pocket medical costs that force poor and vulnerable populations into financial ruin.

The Rockefeller Foundation supports innovative strategies that incentivize individuals, communities, and governments to create the conditions that contribute to healthy societies. Click below for one example of our work in 2013, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, and see the breadth of work in the Advance Health focus area


To Solve Country-Specific Health Problems

In 2009, country experts and leaders in global health came together to discuss new opportunities for collaboration and exchange for countries looking to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), which provides basic health services without financial hardship. The Joint Learning Network (JLN) was born from these conversations, and with early leadership and key support from The Rockefeller Foundation, today more than a dozen countries are sharing ideas and best practices.

The real innovation behind the JLN is that unlike most other networks that are run or at least are heavily influenced by a donor agency, the JLN is steered by the member countries who define the JLN agenda and perform most of the work themselves. In this video, learn how this approach has brought together practitioners from Ghana, Vietnam, Nigeria, and other member countries to implement health accreditation programs that evaluate a health care institution’s systems, processes, and performance.