The Center for Advancing Health (CFAH) was founded in 1992 with generous support from the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. CFAH received no corporate or government support. Other major contributors from 2004 to 2014 were:
- Annenberg Foundation
- Michael R. Bloomberg Fund/Bloomberg Philanthropies
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
- Atlantic Philanthropies
- Courtney Sale Ross
- Rowe Family Foundation
- James Simons
- Starr Foundation
- Vital Projects Fund
- Ann Ziff
The Center for Advancing Health works to increase people's engagement in their health care.
All Americans act to fully benefit from their health care.
Work with policy makers, clinicians, and communities to more effectively support people's engagement in their health care.
Produce and disseminate research news stories that people can use to inform decisions about their health and health care.
Offer Be a Prepared Patient resources to help people find good health care and make the most of it.
Since it was founded in 1992, the Center for Advancing Health has aimed to increase people's engagement in their health and health care.
While advances in medical knowledge have been responsible for steady increases in the length and quality of life of Americans, the potential of health care to improve individual and population health in the future rests increasingly in the hands of individuals. Whether we are sick or well, we will not benefit from the expertise of health professionals and the technologies they deploy unless we participate actively and knowledgably in our own care. More