Prevention Institute serves as strategic advisor for the Convergence Partnership, providing staffing and guidance on strategy development and policy analysis.The Convergence Partnership is a collaborative of foundations and healthcare institutions working to advance healthier and more equitable environments through a vision of Healthy People, Healthy Places: a nation where every community fosters health, prosperity, and well-being for all.

Seven organizations participate on the steering committee of the Convergence Partnership:
The California Endowment; Kaiser Permanente; Kresge Foundation; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Nemours Foundation; The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and The W.K. Kellogg Foundation; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serves as the Partnership’s technical advisor; PolicyLink serves as the program director for the Partnership; and The Tides Foundation manages grants made through the Convergence Partnership Fund at Tides. 

The Partnership works at the intersection of multiple issues to realize co-benefits and ensure its investments will have the most impact.  The interconnections between health, the economy, and physical and social environments must be exposed and bridged for broad-scale change to occur. This multisectoral approach helps uncover solutions that solve multiple problems at once. A sampling of resources and ongoing efforts supported by the Convergence Partnership are featured here. For more information, please visit: www.convergencepartnership.org.

Projects & Initiatives

PI works with a breadth of partners and communities to develop strategies and practices to keep people healthy and safe in the first place. Below is a selection of ongoing or recent projects.

  • The Convergence Network

    The Convergence Network is an emerging field of equity-focused grantmakers committed to advancing healthy people and healthy places through joint action and policy and practice changes.

  • Food Systems

    The Convergence Partnership has prioritized improving access to healthy food since its inception, bringing a systems approach and an equity orientation to investing in multisector policy solutions.

  • Prevention and Health Systems

    The Convergence Partnership is committed to supporting investments and efforts that emphasize prevention and health system improvements that advance the community’s health and safety, especially for low-income communities and communities of color.

  • Resilient Equitable Development

    Resilient equitable development is a priority area of focus for the Convergence Partnership. Equitable development is an approach to creating healthy, vibrant communities of opportunity.

Publications

We research and write reports, white papers, fact sheets, opinion pieces, and journal articles, as well as produce videos and podcasts. Here are some of our latest offerings.