Health Equity

America’s Essential Hospitals was founded on a vision of equity in health and health care, and essential hospitals have long fought against pervasive systemic and structural racism in the United States. More than half of our member hospitals’ discharges are people of color. Injustices from structural racism create health inequities along racial and ethnic lines that disproportionately affect the marginalized communities served by members of the association.

America’s Essential Hospitals is tracking and analyzing state initiatives in the health equity space to inform our members’ efforts to advocate for and serve these communities.




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