Precision Public Health Initiative Overview
September 25, 2019
The Precision Public Health Initiative aims to leverage data and analytic tools to accelerate progress on the world’s greatest public health challenges, starting with reducing maternal and child deaths in low- and middle-income countries. We are pleased to be partnering with UNICEF, the World Health Organization, global health funding agencies, ministries of health, and technology companies, among others.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s $100 million Precision Public Health Initiative will make community health more proactive and responsive to patient and population needs, with the goal of saving the lives of at least 6 million women and children by 2030. The initiative will focus on:
- Using predictive analytics to prevent rather than respond to health threats—to equip community health workers and their supervisors with digital tools that enable them to be more targeted with their interventions, thereby improving their effectiveness and efficiency.
- Leveraging big data on the social determinants of health—to identify populations who are at greatest risk for health challenges due to factors such as income level, education, food security, and the physical environment, in order to facilitate the delivery of health interventions.