Work & Impact

Piloting Community Initiatives

Innovative, field-tested, tailorable programs that empower local stakeholders to drive change, at scale.

To-date, health assessments have largely focused on the widespread needs of Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American groups, as whole populations. However, different socially- and culturally-driven obstacles and opportunities—such as education, employment, housing, transportation, and food security—can vary in importance and impact on underserved communities depending on the cities, towns, and neighborhoods in which they live, work, and play. One-size-fits-all solutions are unlikely to succeed.

The Make Well Known Foundation is piloting initiatives aimed at defining more tailored approaches to addressing specific local challenges, based on findings from our work identifying unmet needs and furthering critical research. Our goal is provide on-the-ground leaders across the country with “playbooks” that empower them to implement the best-practice strategies and tactics that are most likely to be embraced by the members of their own communities. This approach aims to drive national-scale change on a community-by-community basis.


Our programs generate high engagement


Community focus group participants


Outreach event participants


Community members to be reached in 5 years


Cities committed to in White House Challenge

Featured programs

White House Challenge

Responding to the nationwide call-to-action to end hunger.

Community Health Builders: Greensboro

A “train the trainer” paradigm that localizes national insights.