• Combine knowledge with taking actions (including social change) to improve health.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the factors influencing health, health risks, and benefits for a community.
  • Discover more effective ways to address correlated factors and inspire structural changes in health care systems and communities.
  • Promote environments in which communities increase their ability to uncover local barriers and harness local assets to build healthier neighborhoods.
  • Provide evidence-based data for dealing with health disparities, better resource allocation, policy research, clinical research, and individualized care.
  • Enable and create open communication channels in order to receive and employ patient feedback and solutions.