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A healthier future for all

At CommonSpirit, we believe everyone has the right to be healthy. We know our health shouldn’t depend on our zip code, economic status or the color of our skin. Together we have a chance to create a more just health care system across the country that improves physical, social and mental health through better access and more equitable outcomes. 

We envision an approach to providing health care that solves health needs proactively and holistically and achieves more equitable health outcomes. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations, CommonSpirit is uniquely positioned to lead this work in our communities.

Equity in common

We seek to improve the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable. We are embedding health equity throughout the CommonSpirit ministry through five Health Equity Priorities. Each Priority is dependent upon the others. All of them hold up the welcoming shelter of healing that is CommonSpirit Health. We will care for one another – and heal humanity – by advancing social justice for all.

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A more just health system

CommonSpirit is acting to address systemic inequities experienced by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, as well as vulnerable and underserved populations including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities.

The first steps we are taking include expanding access to care in underserved communities; improving how we track outcomes by race, ethnicity and language as well as by sexual orientation and gender identity; expanding implicit and unconscious bias training; growing programs that address the social determinants of health to remove barriers to good health and further diversifying our leadership, workforce and suppliers.

 

Community health programs

A community is not healthy until everyone is healthy. At CommonSpirit, we are investing to create stronger communities where we live, work, learn and pray.

We seek to weave better health into every part of our society so that more people and places can prosper. Because only when our health is strong can we begin to grow stronger.

CommonSpirit supports a range of community health programs addressing the root causes of poor health such as access to quality care, affordable housing and safe neighborhoods.

 

Creating a more diverse workforce

CommonSpirit is committed to creating a diverse healthcare workforce that reflects the distinct communities we serve.  

We have entered into the More in Common Alliance, a historic 10-year, $100 million dollar partnership that will increase development of Black and minority physicians by ensuring that a minimum of 300 additional underrepresented providers complete their residency training.

The Alliance will establish regional medical school campuses across our footprint and graduate medical education programs in our markets. 

Environmental stewardship

We firmly believe that what’s good for the planet is good for the patient.

We all need clean air to breathe and clean water to drink to be healthy.

As a health system that’s committed to improving health for all communities, our 140 hospitals and hundreds of care sites are achieving significant sustainability goals with evidence-based, practical changes. 

 

Violence and human trafficking

Violence is an epidemic that kills tens of thousands of Americans every year and injures millions more (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019). Trafficking in persons is a particular type of violence that is pervasive yet often misunderstood.

Learn more about CommonSpirit’s efforts to prevent and respond to all types of violence, including human trafficking.