Our goal is to approach healthcare prevention efforts in the region in order to prevent chronic diseases, starting with children for early prevention, promoting healthy behaviors among all age groups and building the capacity of nonprofits in their efforts to improve their communities.

Chronic diseases and conditions are more likely to be prevented if intervention occurs early. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Half of all American adults have at least one chronic condition, but strategies and early interventions can prevent them or lessen their severity.

Our Prevention Strategic Priority Area has three components designed to address health prevention: Healthy Behaviors, Early Childhood Education and Capacity Building.

Learn About Our Prevention Work

Healthy Behaviors

Healthy Behaviors

A healthy population is one that is enjoys a physical and active lifestyle and is intentional in eating healthy and nutritious foods.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Our grantmaking in this area focuses on ensuring that children are kindergarten ready.

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

The Obici Healthcare Foundation supports capacity building in its nonprofit partners so that they may do their work more effectively and have a greater impact on the community.


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