Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness & Health Justice

We are on a mission to leverage the power of humankindness to address health disparities in communities across the country, address the social causes of poor health and advance health justice. The Institute is a convener and catalyst for evidence-based humankindness and health justice initiatives across CommonSpirit Health and serves as a resource for the healthcare sector.

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“The most innovative thing that I’ve seen in health care yet is a simple and proven idea — that kindness has the power to heal.”

-Lloyd H. Dean, Chief Executive Emeritus and Foundation Executive, CommonSpirit Health

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Everyone deserves high-quality health care and the necessary support to thrive, yet the disparities and inequities we see in health care are deep and persistent.

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Real change requires strong collaborations and engaged partners. Our donors are essential to our efforts to advance health justice and build healthier communities. Learn more about the Institute’s strategic priorities and how we’re transforming ideas into action.

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