The Foundation has a deep history of partnership with forward-thinking organizations and initiatives working to improve the health and well-being of our community. We have examples of positive impact, yet as we look around us, we know there is much more work to be done.
As we approach our 10th anniversary, the Foundation for a Healthy High Point took time to pause and reflect on our work and mission. Our Board and staff, along with the extensive network of service providers across our area, including all sectors, spent time engaged in critical research to identify those areas we feel offer the most significant opportunity to increase impact. This dialogue was then melded with community health data to create our 2022 Strategic Direction.
The Foundation has the opportunity to increase our impact by specifically seeking to support residents and neighborhoods that have historically had the fewest opportunities and least access to community resources. Through intentional, open dialogue with residents, strategic partnerships, and engaging upstream solutions in addressing social influencers of health, the Foundation will not only focus on the most pressing health issues and what our community needs, but more importantly, catalyze evidence-based practices and innovation to improve the well-being of all who call High Point, Jamestown, Trinity, and Archdale home.
The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying inflation and supply shortages have exacerbated the inequities already present in our community. The disparities across economic, mental, and physical security continue to disproportionately impact our communities of color, and the root causes of those disparities — safe, affordable housing, access to food and healthcare, transportation and others — continue to increase.
As we move forward, we are now called to look more closely at how we work in community and take deliberate actions that maximize our resources and assets. What you’ll find in the Strategic Direction is just that, an even more collaborative approach to addressing the conditions that affect the health of our community. We look forward to working with you toward a healthier Greater High Point.