RWJF Gifts Operational Funds to Support NADPH Mission

Both organizations share an unwavering commitment to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes in underserved communities


Woodbridge, VA – Alex J. Carlisle, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of the National Alliance against Disparities in Patient Health (NADPH), today announced an extended partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in the form of general operating support funds.


“On behalf of my entire Team at NADPH, let me extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude for this generous gift of operational support from RWJF,” said Carlisle. “RWJF’s belief and continued support in NADPH is so important and meaningful to us; it not only reaffirms an already unwavering commitment to our mission, but more importantly provides critical resources to help further operationalize and achieve it. We humbly accept this invitation for general operating support (GOS) and stand steadfast in our commitment to using it to help reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes in underserved communities.”


NADPH strives to help underserved and marginalized communities gain both a better understanding of the factors that impact their health, and greater access to the resources, assets, and innovations that can reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes in these communities. NADPH’s ability to work with RWJF on such important projects as the “Rising Equitable Community Data Ecosystems (RECoDE)” project, or the “Improving Engagement in Community Level Data Collection” program, have helped to shape and refine its programs and operational models, strengthening the organization.


As the nation’s largest philanthropic organization dedicated to health, and leading funder of nonprofit health organizations, RWJF is all too familiar with the challenges that organizations such as NADPH, and others with a similar mission, face in trying to compete for the resources needed to sustain operations and execute their missions to improve health equity in the U.S.; despite an upward trend in charitable giving over the past 40 years, 2022 saw a 10% drop in inflation adjusted giving, with various social, economic, and political indicators portending continued challenges, particularly for charities in the DEI space, making this gift especially important.



The National Alliance against Disparities in Patient Health (NADPH) is a nonprofit, health research organization applying scientific research and technology, community education and outreach, and advocacy to reduce health disparities and improve public health outcomes for our Nation. NADPH operates through a national partnership ecosystem that spans Government, Academic, Nonprofit, and Industry stakeholders. One of NADPH’s major objectives is to Bridge the Gap in access to advanced, precision-based healthcare in underserved and under-resourced communities, NADPH seeks to do this by providing access to information, subject matter experts, and technology that help community members: 1) raise their awareness and education about the array of factors impacting their quality of health and healthcare; 2) capture, manage, and understand their health information across its various domains, and 3) use this increased knowledge and access more actionably to make better decisions about their health and healthcare. Learn more at


About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to improving health and health equity in the United States. In partnership with others, we are working to develop a Culture of Health rooted in equity that provides every individual with a fair and just opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have. Learn more at