Building Support


Why Jefferson?

It’s a bold move for an academic medical center to take the lead in bringing together multiple stakeholders to achieve health equity—but this effort is also quintessentially Jefferson. Our longstanding commitment to providing equitable care for every Philadelphian is unrivaled, and no organization is better positioned to succeed, with the right support.

Our growing and expanding health network of 14 hospitals, as well as our multiple community outreach programs, provides us with hospitals and partnerships closest to the most disadvantaged residents, and as stewards of the entire health ecosystem, we have an unparalleled track record for putting people first.

The Collaborative will continue what Jefferson has started

Our foundational assets—which include a Center for Cancer Disparities, Center for Refugee Health, Center for Urban Health, the Jefferson Latina Women’s Clinic, Institute of Emerging Health Professions—have provided coordinated resources to drive public health programming addressing the many needs of our residents in our community. We have demonstrated the ability to launch and execute major initiatives that touch our surrounding communities, and the Jefferson Collaborative for Health Equity will build upon Jefferson’s extensive legacy and experience in serving those in greatest need.

A Catalyzing Investment

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We are especially grateful to the Lindy Family for their foresight and generosity. Their seed funding of $1,000,000, given in honor of Drs. Zell and Emily Kravinsky, provided crucial infrastructure for The Collaborative and established a community catalyst fund that will work directly with target communities to identify needs and advance initiatives at community-serving organizations that address these needs.

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Together, we can create a healthier Philadelphia