The Lown Institute

Our vision

A more just and compassionate world where health and healthcare are rights; where physicians serve as healers and as advocates for those who are vulnerable and most in need of care; where patients receive the medical services they need and are safe from unnecessary treatment and harm; and where health care exists for the benefit of patients, communities and nations.

Our mission

We seek to create and foster a new social contract between the profession of medicine, the business of healthcare, and civil society.  Medical professionals must lead this transformation; they must do it with the help of civil society, business and government. We will promote the creation, dissemination and execution of this new contract through community and professional organizing, convening, original research, communication and public policy.