Health Equity Collaborative Working toward healthcare inclusion
for the wellness of a diverse nation.
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The Health Equity Collaborative seeks to eliminate health disparities through the utilization of a holistic and intersectional approach to healthcare.

Reduction of Health Disparities

Social determinants influence an individual’s health. Health disparities based on these factors are a pervasive problem in the United States, resulting in higher mortality rates, chronic conditions, and infectious diseases.

Holding Healthcare Industry Actors Accountable

The rising cost of healthcare in the U.S. translates into higher patient insurance costs and lack of quality health access for marginalized communities.

Confronting the Coverage Gap

Despite historic gains by the Obama Administration through the Affordable Care Act to help over 20 million people gain insurance coverage, more needs to be done to level the disparities in coverage for diverse communities.

Improving 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.

Promoting 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.

Addressing Under­representation of Diverse Communities in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are critical to developing safe and effective treatments and therapies. Equally important are trial participants who are selected based on scientifically justified criteria.

Supporting 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.

Revolutionizing Value-Based 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.

“We want to be at the table.”

A message from Dr. Charles Steele, Jr., President & CEO of the International Southern Christian Leadership Conference.