Funding Health, Wellness, & Disease Prevention

Philanthropy has long been concerned with medical care and research—that is, fixing health problems. But in recent years, more and more philanthropists have also turned their attention to the positive substance of health and wellness—asking not just how to fix problems, but also how to actively promote good health and wellness, and prevent illness before it begins. Jewish philanthropy is a part of this trend, and while health and wellness are universal aspects of human flourishing, they are also Jewish values.

Join other Jewish funders for a series of programs dedicated to funding health, wellness, and preventing disease. In this first webinar, speakers will define terms associated with this field and give an overview of health and wellness as it relates to philanthropy. Funders will learn about philanthropic responsibilities in this space and how this movement is impacting the world of Jewish philanthropy.


  • Dr. Norbert Goldfield (JFN member), Executive Director of Healing Across the Divides, an organization dedicated to improving the health of marginalized people living in Israel and the Palestinian territories via community-based interventions

  • Dr. Kate Lorig, Director of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center and Professor of Medicine in the Stanford School of Medicine