Taking Bold Action Towards Health Equity

The Health Equity Compact brings together over 80 leaders of color across a diverse set of Massachusetts organizations – including hospitals, health centers, payers, academic institutions and public health – to advance health equity in Massachusetts.

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Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Cannot be Ignored

Health and health care disparities have been documented for decades. However, people of color continue to be underserved within the healthcare system. The documentation of the outsized impact of COVID-19 on communities of color has elevated the need to break down barriers and build opportunities for everyone to reach their full health potential.

Momentum for Big, Bold Change is Growing

There are many new efforts to tackle health disparities. We need increased intentionality, connectivity, and shared responsibility to ensure enduring, meaningful change.

The Time for Health Equity is Now

Massachusetts has been a national leader in health reform, with our approach to near universal coverage becoming the model for the Affordable Care Act. We must now lead the way with health equity as the priority for health reform.

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