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PILLAR: HEALTH & WELLNESS

When we think of health and wellness, we ask:

  • What aspects of health, from the personal to the societal, to the institutional influence individuals’ opportunities to thrive?
  • How does understanding grow around personal choices that we make in life to ensure both longevity and physical well-being?

We approach health and wellness from a holistic perspective, examining all aspects of health from the personal to the societal to the institutional, and how these realms intersect. Our research explores the major factors that influence health attitudes, behaviors, and policies. To do so, we work with museums, medical centers, libraries, community health and social justice organizations to support self-efficacy. We are particularly interested in the processes and intermediaries that can be leveraged to bring about wellbeing. Our research explores the major factors that influence health attitudes, behaviors, and policies that can help overcome health disparities.

 

Initiatives

Understanding Health Narratives

Pre-arming, Self-efficacy, and Non-profit Capacity Building