Every day, businesses are providing innovative solutions to solve the world’s toughest challenges—among them—health, wellness, and equitable and sustainable food systems.

Improving community wellness isn't just for health care companies. And it isn't just about employee wellness. It’s about people—and how to make their lives healthier, happier, and more productive. In recent years, public health experts have emphasized the social determinants of health, recognizing that, although medical care is critically important, things like the quality of schools, housing, access to jobs, and neighborhoods can also have a major impact on an individual’s health.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation believes that every business can play a vital role in bolstering the health of their consumers, their communities, and their current and future workforce. The competitive advantages to a business’s investments in health go beyond the four walls of any business. Good health is also good business.

“A healthy workforce is a sustainable workforce. If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation can help set the agenda, and businesses hear the message over and over, that will help keep state and local businesses at the table to continue moving the needle. A national network of businesses championing community health is a strong step in the right direction.”—Jim Reynolds, CEO, Total Comfort Solutions and Founding Member of the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina