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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2022 Annual Report

"Although the pandemic and personnel shifts changed the way we operated in 2021, the year was marked with a number of successes, which you will see highlighted throughout this report. With the Center for Community Resilience now operating independently and two new key staff hires, the Redstone Center is well-poised for 2022 to be among our busiest and most productive years to date. In the first quarter of this year alone, I have testified before the DC Council eight times in support of legislation that will advance our public health policy goals, Rachel has been nominated by the Mayor to serve on the DC Food Policy Council, and our office was able to spur media attention on the inequitable quality and nutritional standards of meals served across the District. I am eager to see what the next year will bring, but, for now, I am proud to share our recent progress in this report."

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

Download the 2022 Annual Report