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Video: Health Equity Matters

The Health Equity Collaborative (HEC), a broad-based group comprised of national civil rights, progressive, and multicultural organizations launched a new video focused on the current health crisis faced by underserved and underrepresented communities.

The Health Equity Collaborative seeks to eliminate health disparities through the utilization of a holistic and intersectional approach to healthcare.

Confront the Rising Cost of Healthcare

To truly lower costs and achieve better outcomes for every patient, all healthcare stakeholders must be held accountable for the rising cost of care.

Improve Access to Quality Healthcare Among Vulnerable Populations

Despite historic gains in recent years, more needs to be done to reduce the coverage gap among diverse communities and ensure access to treatments and services that meet the needs of all patients.

Support Breakthrough Medical Technologies and Innovation

We encourage the research and development of medical treatments to improve health outcomes and combat diseases that disproportionately affect diverse communities.

Reduce Health Disparities

To fully improve America’s health, pervasive disparities must be recognized and greater attention must be given to social determinants of health (SDOH) including the deep inequities in education, housing, and financial insecurity.

Modernize Value-Based Treatment and Clinical Care

When it comes to healthcare, one size does not fit all. It is critical that lawmakers and industry stakeholders provide meaningful tools and personalized services to meet the needs of diverse populations.

Address the Underrepresentation of Diverse Communities in Clinical Trials and Data Collection

Having rich data on diverse communities and strong representation in medical research and clinical trials ensures that the treatments developed benefit all patients.

Promote a Diverse Healthcare Workforce

Increasing the diversity of America’s healthcare workforce is essential to gaining diverse communities’ trust and ensuring all segments of our society receive high-quality, culturally competent care.

Improve Access to Addiction Care and Safe Medicines

The number of overdoses and deaths due to the opioid epidemic and counterfeit medicines are growing. Access to education and addiction care services are crucial.

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