At ChangeLab Solutions, we envision healthy, equitable communities were everyone is economically secure and can attain their full health potential. Laws and policies are powerful determinants of health that influence distribution of resources and power and have the potential to create meaningful, lasting change. We work with governments, community organizations, advocates, and anchor institutions across the country to improve public health.
Healthier communities for all through equitable laws & policies
We envision healthy, equitable communities where every person is economically secure and can attain their full health potential because
Laws and policies are equity-focused, inclusive, and just;
Systems and institutions, including government, facilitate meaningful participation and work to eliminate unjust disparities; and
Investments prioritize people and places most affected by injustices and inequities.
We believe that all people have the right to health, justice, dignity, and opportunity. We work to dismantle oppressive and racist systems, laws, and policies and replace them with laws and policies that address the root causes of health inequities.
We are always learning. We take risks, reflecting on our failures and our successes in order to strengthen our health equity work.
We believe that complex problems are best solved through partnerships across multiple disciplines and sectors that maximize collective resources and align actions to advance health equity.
We learn from those we work with, and we respect lived experience. We acknowledge that our lives, histories, and futures are interconnected, yet not all voices have been equally heard or valued — which is a barrier to health and equity.
Our solutions in service of health and equity are grounded in evidence, legal precedent, and community-led change efforts.