Health Equity

We commit to advancing health equity for all.

Everyone should be given the opportunity to attain their highest level of health, and to achieve this we need to value all people, optimize conditions where people are born, grow, live, work, learn, and age, and name racism as a key barrier.

We need to work collaboratively across stakeholders and sectors to effectively address structural, social, and political factors that influence health.

Health Equity Is Foundational to Our Work

At the leadership level

  • We have Board commitment and engagement with the ways we can create impact
  • We provide executive leadership training to NRHI members on racial healing and leading with an equity lens
  • We consult with our senior health equity advisor on matters related to partnerships, programs, future funding, and communications

Across the membership

  • We engage members on topics of health and healthcare improvement and apply an equity lens to all programs and content
  • We bring thought leaders forward on the topics of health equity, social determinants of health, health disparities, health literacy, healthcare workforce development, inclusive collaboration, and caring for vulnerable populations


  • We pursue funding for health and healthcare transformation projects that include solutions to address health equity

National Partnerships

  • We foster national partnerships with health equity experts that guide us in aligning and amplifying the voices of the underserved
  • We continue to learn from other national entities that are dedicated to the advancement of health equity
  • We incorporate health equity into NRHI’s advocacy

To Advance Health Equity, NRHI Members:

  • Address social determinants of health by bringing diverse community organizations to be part of the strategic conversation
  • Make sure that the voices in any strategic conversation are racially, socio-economically, and ethnicaly diverse 
  • Build relationships with non-traditional partners for more creative and lasting solutions
  • Support capacity building for organizations that work in other sectors who are addressing structural/social/political determinants of health
  • Use data and analytics to motivate change such as testing, screening, and providing care for vulnerable populations 

Additional Resources



Blogs, Commentary and Academic Journals