ABOUT US

OUR MISSION & VISION

We transform systems, policies, and practices to create equitable health outcomes and enduring health equity.

We work to ensure all people have the equal opportunity for a healthy life. We address the critical social, economic, and environmental conditions that impact health in communities with the poorest health outcomes by engaging communities, fostering learning and innovation, and advocating for system-wide changes.

WHAT IS HEALTH EQUITY?

Healthy equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.

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TRAUMA-FREE LIVES

We invest in the infrastructure and people doing the difficult work of building health and healing in communities across the state. We believe in learning alongside those doing innovative practice and new research that focuses on the root causes of health disparities.

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POWERFUL COMMUNITIES

We believe every community must have agency and influence over the systems, programs, and policies that impact their health and well-being. Only in working alongside communities will enduring positive change take place.

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FAIR SYSTEMS

To achieve our vision that all people have equal opportunity for healthy lives, we know that our capacity alone is not enough, so we work in partnership with people and organizations to advocate for systems-level changes that support policies and programs that contribute to equity.

OUR HISTORY

Healthy Gen, a 501(c)3 public charity, is approaching a half-century of leading-edge work to improve health outcomes and wellness for all people.

2013

C.H.E.F evolves to the Foundation for Healthy Generations and adopts the new mission to create enduring health equity.

2011

Prevention Alliance created in Washington State.

2007

Place Based Health Initiative launches in Clark, Pierce and Spokane Counties to prevent and reduce major health inequities across ethnic, racial, and income groups

2005

Sold full library of curriculums and educational programs to Discovery Communications.

1997

Honored with the National Recognition Award from American Association for Health Education for Distinguished Service to Health Education.

1996

First annual National Prevention Institute held in Seattle.

1994

Get Real About AIDS identified by the Center for Disease Control as a “program that works."

1991

Provided funding to the University of Washington to develop a health education pathway in the Master’s of Public Health program.

1982

First $1 million in product sales.

1977

Here’s Looking At You™,  our first curriculum, is published in partnership with Educational Service District 121.

1974

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.) is founded by a visionary group of health educators seeking to increase health and wellness through education, advocacy, and other disease prevention efforts.

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