The global pandemic has exposed and exacerbated health disparities in the United States. According to the CDC, “health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his or her full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.
Many of us are asking what we can personally do to promote a more equitable society. The Health Equity Community Impact Circle is a place for 8 –12 donors to learn more about systemic biases that perpetuate marginalization, reflect on their abilities to effect change, and move beyond transactional philanthropy to transformational work.
Launching in September, we’ll meet monthly over the course of six months to explore how each of us plans to commit our time and resources to health equity. Members will have space to travel their own path, with the expectation that they will challenge themselves, seek greater understanding of creative approaches to philanthropy, the true social determinants of health, and commit to using funds so that the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts.