Funders serving as central node for a cross-sector, collaborative network have unique advantages for success in an advocacy environment.
There is no doubt that social change efforts are accelerated by data, but investing in high-quality, cutting-edge research alone isn’t enough to produce solutions. Funders and researchers have to invest more in translating research into action.
Expanding public transit systems to connect low-income communities to healthy environments, high-quality education, and well-paying jobs isn’t enough. Transit has to be affordable as well as accessible.
Fair housing initiatives that focus on dispersion ignore the social structures and processes that result in the inequitable distribution of resources necessary for health.