McKinsey’s work for social, healthcare, and public entities

Supporting those who serve society

We aspire to bring the best of our global firm to help organizations tackle pressing social and economic issues. We have served the social, healthcare and public sectors for almost 70 years, supporting projects foundational to the way they operate today. By working together, we help clients measurably improve the lives, livelihoods, and health of our communities by providing deep experience, end-to-end capabilities, and industry-specific insights.

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Enable organizational success

By combining our hands-on work with research, we bring proven methodologies and tools that support clients—on social, healthcare, public sector, and education issues—from diagnosis of issues to delivery of lasting impact. We build from diverse sources of data, diagnose, identify, and prioritize sources of value that drive impact, solve business problems though advanced algorithms and unique industry insights, and deliver results to bring about long-lasting change for our clients and the people they serve.

COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Explore the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in comparison to the impact of cases.

COVID-19 Education Response Toolkit

Resources to help education decision makers respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19, developed in collaboration with UNESCO

Pradeep Prabhala: Fighting hunger today and strengthening food security for the long term

– From the biotech design of food to the delivery of dinners, a partner shares how our firm is working to strengthen food security.

The implications of COVID-19 for vulnerable populations

– McKinsey’s open-access dashboard looks at individuals with physical or behavioral health vulnerability and their risk for developing COVID-19.

Engage in communities

We engage with communities around the world to support local responses to international crises.

Through education and cricket, building hope among Middle East refugees

– Inside a partner’s mission to go beyond the numbers and shed a light on the human side of the ongoing refugee crisis

For World Immunization Week, reflections on the fight against infectious disease

– Our decades-long history in vaccine work, how we’re helping today, and what our vaccines leaders see going forward

How Pakistan tackled its largest-ever social-protection crisis

– Dr. Sania Nishtar, the prime minister’s special assistant on poverty alleviation and social protection, led an emergency effort to make relief payments available to millions of vulnerable households.

Support partnerships

By working in partnership with leading local and global organizations, we help tackle major challenges.

Finding solidarity in an effort to vaccinate the world

– Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, strengthens ties with partners to help increase global immunity in the context of COVID-19.

Challenges and opportunities facing food banks under COVID-19

– Greater Chicago Food Depository CEO Kate Maehr looks back on 2020, the challenge of rising food insecurity, and ways the private sector can get involved.

A new partnership issues a global challenge: Protect the world against the next pandemic

– McKinsey is a founding member of the Trinity Challenge, a new global effort to develop insights and actions to better prepare for health emergencies.

Invest in research

We carry out research on critical economic, government health, social, economic, and government topics through dedicated research centers, including the McKinsey Center for Government, the Center for US Health System Reform, and the Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare.

Administrative simplification: How to save a quarter-trillion dollars in US healthcare

– About thirty known interventions could deliver up to $265 billion in annual savings for US healthcare.

A first step to racial equality? “Fundamentally improve job quality.”

– JP Julien explains why new research on racial inequality is personal and talks about the innovative programs that are showing results.

Defining the skills citizens will need in the future world of work

– To future-proof citizens’ ability to work, they will require new skills—but which ones? A survey of 18,000 people in 15 countries suggests those that governments may wish to prioritize.

Behind our work to support behavioral health amid COVID-19

– Mental health and substance-use disorders have become more salient during the pandemic. Here’s how we are supporting behavioral health for our society and people.

Our people

All our projects are staffed with a diverse team of dedicated experts—and our client-service teams combine deep local understanding with extensive functional and industry expertise.

The pandemic that is shaping us

Meet some of our most experienced vaccine experts who are supporting a broad range of institutions in their efforts to quickly develop, distribute, and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics.

What’s next in nursing? Meet the McKinsey RNs working to find out.

– For International Nurses Day, a look at our new survey that explores how COVID-19 has reshaped nursing.

On Veterans Day, meet five colleagues whose military service continues to inspire their work today

– Our veteran colleagues share how their military experience informs and inspires their work at the firm.
David Fine
Senior Partner, London
Leads our work globally in the public sector, social sector, and healthcare, with deep commitment to strengthening public services and expanding employment worldwide
Solveigh Hieronimus
Senior Partner, Munich
Serves public sector clients on a broad range of topics, with a special focus on structural reforms and the Future of Work. Coleads McKinsey's global Center for Government (MCG).
Tania Holt
Senior Partner, London
Leads McKinsey’s Healthcare work across Africa. Advises governments, development agencies, philanthropists, and private sector entities on topics of public health and safety, control of endemic diseases, pharma supply chains, and operational efficiencies
Kartik Jayaram
Senior Partner, Nairobi
Works to advance country and regional development and helps drive large-scale transformation in the public and private sectors
Jonathan Law
Senior Partner
Supports education organizations and state, provincial, and local governments design and implement major initiatives that advance inclusive growth
Diaan-Yi Lin
Senior Partner, Singapore
Helps Asian government entities and companies design and implement major performance-transformation and economic-development programs
Adam Sabow
Senior Partner, Luanda
Works with pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, global health institutions, and not for profits to support commercial and operational improvements in vaccines, biologics, and sterile injectables
Shubham Singhal
Senior Partner, Detroit
Global leader of McKinsey’s Healthcare and Public & Social Sector Practices with the mission to measurably improve individuals’ lives, livelihoods, and health by creating more resilient communities around the world

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