Home Our Focus Social & Community Context

The relationships that people have with family, friends, and neighbors can have an impact on health and well-being. Positive relationships and social support can reduce some of the effects of other challenging health factors. Community building and interventions aimed at increasing social support can help to improve the health and well-being of a community and its members.   

The Challenges We Face

  • 66%

    of infant deaths in High Point are African American

  • 15

    Number of years residents north of Jamestown live longer than residents in Southwest High Point

How We Work


The Foundation is a lead agency in helping to establish the Healthy Guilford initiative, a collective impact approach focused on healthy eating and active living.


We have support multiple convenings focused on increasing equity and addressing health disparities, including a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion summit and a Maternal and Child Health conference.


The Foundation participates in and funds multiple efforts focused on creating community dashboards or scorecards that can be used to identify needs, impact planning, and direct resources.

Our Partners on This Issue

Our Upstream Approach

Learn more about how we address the social, economic, and environmental conditions determining well-being.