The Health Equity Compact wishes to recognize founding supporters JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., and Foley Hoag LLP for their invaluable work: JSI for technical assistance and research from the very beginning of the Compact; and Foley Hoag for pro bono legal skill and expertise in developing and writing An Act to Advance Health Equity.
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.
Michael Curry, CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, and Senator Liz Miranda, a lead sponsor of AnLearn More
State Representative Judith Garcia of Chelsea testified as a lead sponsor of an Act to Advance Health Equity, expressing concernsLearn More
Dr. Thea James, Vice President of Mission & Associate Chief Medical Officer at Boston Medical Center, highlights how An ActLearn More
The Massachusetts Health Council (MHC) honored the Health Equity Compact as champions of health and wellness, sharing MHC’s passion forLearn More
Chris Reddick, Head of US Health Equity at Takeda, calls for consistent cross-sector collaboration with communities to solve health inequities.
With health inequities on the rise, Compact member Lee Pelton and JD Chesloff outline the moral and economic reasons toLearn More