All in for Health Equity
Giving every community an equitable chance to thrive means looking beyond medical care alone.
There are persistent political, economic, and social inequities and injustices in all the sectors that serve our communities. These inequities and injustices — in sectors that range from education and transportation to urban planning and environmental health — have a disproportionate impact on the health of marginalized communities.
That is why health equity can only be achieved by working together. The AAMC Center for Health Justice is committed to partnering with public health and community-based organizations, government and health care entities, the private sector, and community members to achieve our goal of better health for all. We will work together to build authentic collaborations and an aligned agenda to eliminate health inequities in communities across the country.
In 2022, the Center for Health Justice will develop an initiative intended to make a significant impact on health justice. Its focus will be informed by ideas and recommendations from the center's Multisector Partner Group and its public polling. The center will gather the opinions and perspectives of people living in the United States on pressing challenges that must be addressed by the center’s third area of focus.
Introducing the Multisector Partner Group
This group from diverse backgrounds and sectors — including and beyond health care and academic medicine — have been selected to serve three-year terms. The group will use their expertise and leadership to contribute to the strategy and agenda of the Center for Health Justice, and to advance its mission to build cross-sector partnerships that address the complex constellation of social and political factors that contribute to community health and health inequities.