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.
The Health Equity Compact (the “Compact”) is a group of over 50 Black and Latinx leaders who aim to advance health equity together in Massachusetts. Compact members are high-level executives and experts from a diverse set of health, business, labor, and philanthropic organizations, including hospitals, health centers, payers, academic institutions, and public health. We bring our lived experience, expertise, and commitment to our work to advance health equity.
Our vision is the elimination of systemic barriers and creation of new structures and processes that will lead to equitable healthcare and health outcomes for all in Massachusetts.
Our mission is to realize bold statewide policy and institutional practice changes that center racial justice and health equity. We are committed to leveraging our lived experiences and professional expertise to advance health equity in Massachusetts.
You can download a 2-page overview of the Compact here.