About Us


The Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness

Our Vision

Washington, DC, will be the healthiest capital in the world and our successes will inspire leaders everywhere to adopt our solutions to local and global public health and environmental challenges.

Our Mission

Recognizing that chronic disease, health inequities, and climate change are all interconnected and share common drivers, the Redstone Center works within the University and with community partners to support research, share expertise, and advance evidence-based policy solutions to address these interlinked public health threats. Due to its location in the nation’s capital, the Redstone Center is uniquely positioned to influence local, national, and global policy, fostering innovation that can be replicated in other places.

Our Approach

We engage the GW and broader community to work toward our vision/mission, and focus on changes that can be made at the University and in the District to reduce our carbon footprint and serve as a model for others. We serve as a sought-after community resource by providing technical assistance, research, and policy support to community partners within and outside the government.

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2023 Annual Report

"For the last nine years, I have had the enormous privilege of being the first chair of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness in the Milken Institute School of Public Health. Our initial goal was to make the District of Columbia the healthiest capital in the world through a focus on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. The Redstone gift has allowed us to make important contributions to the health of the District of Columbia, and in a wider context to establish the Redstone Center as a trusted and knowledgeable brand promoting policy changes that improve the health of people and the planet. I am very grateful to Dean Lynn Goldman, who offered me the position of Chair of the Redstone Center...Of course, none of this vital, life-changing and life-saving work could have been done without the vision and support of the late Sumner M. Redstone and the Redstone family. It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve as the first chair of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness. Thank you for your support. I will be forever grateful."

Dr. Willliam H. Dietz, Chair & Director, Redstone Global Center

Download the 2023 Annual Report