America’s Essential Hospitals Members Committed to COVID-19 Vaccine Equity
Essential hospitals have led the nation in promoting equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, especially for people who face barriers to care. They have promoted vaccination through mass vaccination sites, targeted community initiatives, and educational campaigns created with community partners.
Now, with the emergence of the delta variant and the resulting spike in hospitalizations, vaccination equity and access take on even greater urgency. The nearly 70 health systems listed below, representing 177 essential hospitals, have signed a pledge to fight racial and ethnic disparities in health care by ensuring equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
This pledge is just one part of a broader association initiative to combat structural racism.
Essential Hospitals Vaccine Equity Commitment
Members of America’s Essential Hospitals are trusted providers of high-quality health care for all and share a mission to promote equity and eliminate disparities in health and health care. Essential hospitals dedicate significant resources to programs and services outside their walls to improve the health of communities. The COVID-19 public health emergency has cast a harsh light on racial and ethnic disparities, as the pandemic has disproportionately impacted low-income communities. Making matters worse, these communities are underrepresented in terms of COVID-19 vaccination rates.
As an essential hospital responding to our nation’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, we commit to:
Pledged Health Systems
|Alameda Health System||Henry Ford Health System||Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System|
|Arrowhead Regional Medical Center||Howard University Hospital||St. Luke’s Health System|
|Atrium Health||Hurley Medical Center||Stamford Hospital|
|Augusta University Health||JPS Health Network||Stony Brook Medicine|
|Baystate Health||Kern Medical Center||SUNY Upstate Medical University|
|Bergen New Bridge Medical Center||Lee Health||The MetroHealth System|
|Boston Medical Center||Los Angeles County Department of Health Services||The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center|
|Broadlawns Medical Center||Medical University of South Carolina – University Hospital||The University of Chicago Medicine|
|Cambridge Health Alliance||MedStar Health||Truman Medical Centers/University Health|
|Care New England Health System||Nashville General Hospital at Meharry||UMass Memorial Health Care|
|Chesapeake Regional Medical Center||Natividad Medical Center||University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)|
|ChristianaCare||Navicent Health||University of California Health|
|Contra Costa Health Services||Northern Arizona Healthcare||University of Florida Health|
|Cook County Health||NYC Health + Hospitals||University of Missouri Health Care|
|DCH Health System||Oregon Health & Science University Hospital||UNM Health Sciences Center|
|East Alabama Medical Center||Parkland Health & Hospital System||USA Health|
|Einstein Healthcare Network||Premier Health||UT Health Northeast|
|Erie County Medical Center||Riverside University Health System – Medical Center||Valleywise Health|
|Grady Health System||Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center||Ventura County Health Care Agency|
|Harris Health System||Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System||Virtua Health|
|Health Care District of Palm Beach County||Signature Healthcare – Brockton Hospital||Yuma Regional Medical Center|
|Hennepin Healthcare||Sinai Health System||Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center|