The Rise to Health Coalition seeks to catalyze individuals and organizations committed to health equity and justice.
WHY IT MATTERS
Dr. Kedar Mate, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, announced the new coalition at the recent IHI Forum 2022 in Orlando, Florida.
Joined by Dr. Aletha Maybank, chief health equity officer and senior vice president of the American Medical Association, and Glenn Harris, president of Race Forward and publisher of Colorlines, the three healthcare leaders discussed the importance of Rise to Health, according to IHI’s announcement.
According to the coalition’s new website, Rise to Health seeks to build, change and transform healthcare. The coalition will build capacity, expand knowledge and mobilize to advance equity and racial justice in the healthcare ecosystem; influence and fundamentally change policy, payment, education, standards and practices; and sustainably change healthcare mindsets and narratives around equity and racial justice.
Mate urged forum attendees to change the narrative: “Inequity in American healthcare is not our destiny, equity is,” he said.