UniHealth Foundation Grantmaking Framework

UniHealth Foundation recognizes that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Further, population health is the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including such outcomes within the group. UniHealth Foundation’s definition of health includes wellness and prevention.


Including long-term systematic efforts to address the health needs of communities and improve the health status of community members, especially the most vulnerable populations

  • Promote positive individual health behaviors by enabling informed consumer decisions including the appropriate use of healthcare services
  • Alleviate systemic barriers to positive health outcomes
  • Encourage multi-sector strategies to address health disparities
  • Foster improved population-based health outcomes and healthy environments to ameliorate the impact of disease and enhance the quality of life


Including efforts to enhance the organizational capacity and financial stability of nonprofit hospitals and healthcare organizations to provide high quality, cost-effective care resulting in improved population health outcomes

  • Increase access to comprehensive, coordinated care across the healthcare continuum
  • Improve quality of care in terms of patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes
  • Optimize operations for value and risk-based reimbursements
  • Employ technology, data and scientific advances to improve care and outcomes


Including efforts to address supply and demand for traditional and new categories of healthcare workers and multi-disciplinary teams to deliver seamless coordinated care across a continuum

  • Develop a healthcare workforce of sufficient size, diversity and quality to meet the nation’s healthcare needs
  • Encourage and enable the practice of medicine in underserved communities
  • Identify and assess factors impacting industry workforce development
  • Promote the training and retention of culturally competent clinical staff