Healthy communities

We support innovative programs that bring sustainable change in communities in the US.

By listening to diverse communities to better understand health challenges and opportunities, we’ve learned that much of what influences our health happens outside the doctor’s office, in our communities. Community health factors, such as education, our environment, nutrition, and exercise, have a major impact on individual health. We believe that GSK is well-positioned to help tackle and solve some of these most pressing community health challenges.

As part of our longstanding commitment to building healthy communities, in 2012, we launched a national initiative designed to better understand the barriers and identify opportunities for building healthier communities in the United States. This initiative included a series of events, called “Conversations on Community Health,” which were held in three cities: Philadelphia (September 2012), St. Louis (December 2012), and Denver (February 2013); a National Advisory Council convening in New York City (February 2013), and the release of a national survey (March 2013). Phase one uncovered new insights about what it means, and what it takes, to build a healthy community. Phase two, which includes the launch of the new GSK IMPACT Grants and the redesign of the GSK IMPACT Awards, will leverage that knowledge and demonstrate innovative ways local organizations and businesses can work together to make a meaningful difference toward building healthier communities.