Editor's note: This is an abridged version of the Making Change podcast. Listen to the full version here.
When Roger Hughes became chief executive of St. Luke's Health Initiatives in 1995, it was a traditional grant-making group that supported community health projects in Phoenix.
But he soon changed the foundation's focus. Instead of merely providing grants to charities, it now works to provide resources to community leaders and activists. These activists and leaders now take an active role in improving health in their own neighborhoods.
The key to the change, Mr. Hughes explains, has been the organization's willingness to think differently, to embrace new ideas, and to follow a compelling and sweeping vision for community health.
Listen to the podcast to hear the discussion. The full interview is also available on iTunes.