Our Work in Action

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
– Joel A. Barker
Commonhealth ACTION is working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to support a convening of leaders across the field of the Social Determinants of Health to assess the state of the field and research agendas to be addressed by RWJF. Deliverables for this contract include:
  • Planning and managing a convening of experts and stakeholders, including an environmental scan to support participant identitication, developing content of meeting materials, and handling all associated logistics and facilitation and implentation activities
  • Follow-up reporting, including evaluation findings, as well as a proceedings report and a report sharing lessons and recommendations with the field.
The National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth ACTION has partnered to design the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Culture of Health Leaders National Program Center (CoHL), one of four new RWJF national leadership programs that will develop leaders to promote a national Culture of Health.
CommonHealth ACTION has collaborated with Susan G. Komen® to provide focus group testing for Komen educational materials, in both English and Spanish languages. The goal of this contract is to determine whether Komen's educational materials are understandable to consumers of diverse backgrounds, varying levels or health literacy, and living in the Washington DC metro area.


CommonHealth ACTION launched its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training Institute on October 23, 2015. The ongoing trainings are designed to develop your knowledge and skills to apply equity, diversity, and inclusion, professionally and personally. Participants in the training will leave prepared to decide and act more equitably through policies, programs, and practices. Training modules inlcude: common language, historical context, racism & implicit bias, privilege & oppression, equity lens, and policy. Read more to learn about our next training.
CommonHealth ACTION is working with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to develop and facilitate a health equity strategic plan for the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPD).