About this Project

About this Project

  • Rebecca HobbleAnalyst, Center for High Impact Philanthropy
  • Katherina M. Rosqueta, Founding Executive Director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy and adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice
  • Carol McLaughlin, Senior Advisor, Global Public Health, Center for High Impact Philanthropy and assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine
Approach and Methodology

To meet our goal of providing smart, practical guidance to funders, we synthesize the best available information from three domains: research, informed opinion, and field experience. For this report, we:

  • Reviewed dozens of research studies;
  • Conducted interviews with experts and practitioners in areas related to community health; and
  • Completed site visits to four of the organizations featured.

By considering evidence from all three sources, we leverage the strengths while minimizing the limitations of each. The most promising opportunities exist where all the recommendations of these three domains overlap.


We would like to thank the following people who shared their expertise, offered insights, or provided feedback on this report:

  • Raj Arole, Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed
  • Shobha Arole, Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed
  • Adeline Azrack-Muthee, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
  • Emily Bancroft, VillageReach
  • Abhay Bang, SEARCH
  • Amrut Bang, SEARCH
  • Carla Blauvelt, VillageReach
  • Andy Bryant, Segal Family Foundation
  • Helen Chalmers, Lwala Community Alliance
  • Emily Coppel, BRAC USA
  • Nevin Ford, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
  • Rachel Fort, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
  • Connie Gates, Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed
  • Andrew Herrera, Curamericas Global
  • Lisa M. Hilmi, CORE Group
  • Nauruj Jahan, BRAC
  • Siobhan Kelley, Last Mile Health
  • Scott MacMillan, BRAC USA
  • Julius Mbeya, Lwala Community Alliance
  • Michael Park, JBJ Foundation
  • Connor Perez, Partners in Health
  • Henry Perry, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Katie Reynolds, VillageReach
  • Jim Ricca, Maternal and Child Survival Program, Jhpiego
  • Alita Rogers, Last Mile Health
  • Ash Rogers, Lwala Community Alliance
  • Jen Ruger, Penn School of Social Policy & Practice
  • Adam Schwartz, BRAC USA
  • Sadia Shabnam, BRAC
  • Anna Shaw, VillageReach
  • Ira Stollak, Curamericas Global
  • Julie Throckmorton, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
  • Amy Walburn, Last Mile Health
  • Emily Warne, Lwala Community Alliance

Special thanks to the following colleagues at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy for their assistance and support: Hanh La, director of applied research & analysis; Tamla Tinsley, program coordinator; Patricia Jia, research assistant; Kyle Sherman, former social impact fellow; and Joan Allmaras, Anna Bezruki, Janice Bonsu, Gizelle Gopez, Zach Hamdi, Jason Hammer, Will Schupman, Avi Solomon, and Christina Zhou, student research assistants.