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Social Impact and Community Investment Strategic Plan Summary

Social Impact and Community Investment

At RWJBarnabas Health, our primary mission is to help our neighbors by building healthier communities. Our Social Impact and Community Investment practice aims to more equitably improve our communities’ long term wellbeing and quality of life. As part of our strategy, we hope to solicit your assistance as we move forward to create a healthier New Jersey for all residents.

We have developed an extensive Strategic Workplan to guide the project, and expect it to evolve as the practice and the communities we serve learn, grow and change.

Creating sustainable change is challenging. It takes strong partnerships, resources and perseverance to make it work. We implore you to join us to help our neighbors in New Jersey and around the globe!


Mission, Vision and Values


The corporate social impact and community investment practice is responsible for leading the system’s charge to help create healthier communities. The practice plans and drives implementation for system-wide social impact and community investment intervention initiatives, supports local sites with their work in the field (strategy development, resources, training), and directs the system’s policy development and government affairs efforts as well as its global health work.

Led by an experienced team of practitioners, the practice’s operational charter focuses on how our team collaborates to accomplish its mission.

  • We are all servant leaders toward the higher goal of health and economic equity
  • We ground our work in data-driven, evidence-based theory, practice and policy
  • We need each other; we collaborate with our internal and external stakeholders
  • We respect each other and embrace our differences
  • We act as a catalyst for the shifting of paradigms
  • We are gutsy, well-prepared and believe in the just cause
  • We create and model a culture of trust to foster co-design
  • We champion open and frequent communication
  • We emphasize the “why”
  • We work without ego
  • We share and celebrate the victories, large and small
  • We work transparently and vulnerably
  • We don’t take the resistance personally
  • We are relentless—the work is complex and takes time
  • We understand that innovation requires risk; we are not afraid to fail
  • We apply our collective skills and courage to achieve success

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