We envision a society where everyone lives in healthy communities and the benefit of good health is equally accessible to all.
FSG helps clients understand and adapt to the changing and increasingly uncertain health care landscape. As focus and payments shift from volume to value of care, FSG can help organizations from the public, private, and social sector develop coordinated and comprehensive strategy and learning systems to enhance organization sustainability and improve community health.
FSG leverages our experience working in non-health areas, such as education and community development, to help clients address the social determinants of health to achieve their health improvement goals. We understand that factors outside the health care delivery system, such as housing instability and conditions, food insecurity, and neighborhood quality, contribute to persistent health disparities that have substantial human, societal, and economic costs. In order to help address this challenging national problem, we have placed health equity at the heart of our work.
FSG has extensive experience building and guiding cross-sector, collaborative, collective impact initiatives in health. Creating optimal health for communities and populations requires a systemic effort. We help clients identify opportunities to align health care efforts among a diverse array of actors, including foundations, hospitals and health systems, health insurers, public agencies, and corporations. Our combination of rigorous data analysis, skilled facilitation, comprehensive systems thinking, and deep passion for social change has helped these stakeholders jointly promote improved health for millions of people.
How We Work
- Adept at working on complex problems through multi-sector collaboration. Improving the health of communities requires an ability and willingness to work with partners from other sectors to address complex health issues and enhance their ability to learn from one another. We have experience advising leading health-focused institutions across sectors (e.g., foundations, providers, insurers, governments), both individually and collectively.
- Fluent in health, health care, and social determinants of health. FSG has deep experience working with clients to design strategies that encompass a broad set of health and health care delivery issues. FSG has a deep understanding of the intersection between public health and health care delivery and has partnered with clients seeking to improve health at the population level through understanding and addressing the complex and interrelated social and environmental conditions that influence health.
- Facility working with clients facing a transforming health care and public health landscape. FSG understands the implications of changes in health care delivery and financing and has a proven ability to co-create solutions and innovate with clients. FSG teams can quickly customize and adapt content and process to meet the unique needs of individual clients. FSG can serve as a facilitative or strategy consultancy as clients’ needs change.
Leveraging Developmental Evaluation for Community Learning
Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health hired FSG to conduct a developmental evaluation of its grant programs and…
Enabling Grantee Learning through Shared Measurement
FSG partnered with the Katz Amsterdam Foundation to enable grantee learning through a shared measurement framework developed alongside representatives…
When Philanthropic Assets Belong to the Community
Natrona Collective Health Trust engaged FSG to co-create a strategic plan in partnership with their community.
Health Equity Strategic Framework & Learning Partner
FSG is currently engaged in a multi-year partnership with a global biopharmaceutical company to support an enterprise-wide health equity…
Addressing Preterm Birth
FSG worked with the University of California, San Francisco’s Preterm Birth Initiative to launch a collective impact initiative in…
Creating More Active Schools
FSG helped Active Schools (formerly Let’s Move! Active Schools) develop a field strategy to increase physical education and activity…
Transforming Health Care Delivery
Policies and Social Factors Influencing California’s Health Care Safety Net
Breaking the Barriers to Specialty Care
Practical Ideas to Improve Health Equity and Reduce Cost
The California Endowment Strategic Review
Building Healthy Communities
Two Decades of Investment in Substance-Use Prevention and Treatment
Over two decades, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) made an unprecedented philanthropic investment in substance-use prevention and treatment,…
Better Outcomes, Lower Costs
How Community-Based Funders Can Transform U.S. Health Care
Health Care and the Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity
How Advancing Racial Equity Can Create Business Value
Key Insights from FORTUNE Brainstorm Health 2023
FSG Managing Director Nikhil Bumb asks a question during a lunchtime panel at the FORTUNE Brainstorm Health 2023…
Advancing Health Equity: How Companies Can Build on the FDA’s Requirement for Clinical Trial Diversity
FSG has been working on health equity strategies for several years, and we know that diversity in clinical trials…
Addressing Health Inequities in Rural California: An Interview with Roque Barros, Jr.
Part of a series of conversations with rural leaders, this blog discusses health inequities in Imperial Valley, California.
Driving Health Equity and Inclusive Innovation
This is the second in a series of articles based on the guide to Centering Equity in Corporate Purpose…
How a New Foundation Utilized Community Voice in their Strategy Formation
FSG partnered with Natrona Collective Health Trust (NCHT), a new health conversion foundation in Casper, Wyoming, to develop its…
Advancing Equity through Health Navigation
Our organizations began partnering on health equity before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the journey is ongoing.…