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Everyone has the right to be healthy

At CommonSpirit Health, we are strengthening the common thread of health that connects every last one of us. Our health shouldn’t depend on our zip code, economic status, or the color of our skin. That’s why we are working to create a more equitable health system that improves the clinical, social, mental, economic, and environmental factors impacting health for everyone. 

 

 

Racial injustice and health disparities

CommonSpirit is actively addressing systemic inequities experienced by Black, indigenous, all ethnic people of color, underserved, and vulnerable communities. Reversing the effects of systemic racism requires a long-term commitment.

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.

CommonSpirit also supports a range of community health programs, research programs, virtual care services, and home health programs addressing the root causes of poor health such as access to quality care and health equity, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and a healthy environment.

 

Read our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging impact report

Creating a more diverse workforce

CommonSpirit is committed to creating a diverse healthcare workforce that reflects the distinct communities we serve.  We are supporting our workforce without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or economic status.  We are prioritizing cultural competency, training all employees to provide care that is highly sensitive to the concerns of those whom society marginalizes.  

We have entered into 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.

CommonSpirit in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine will establish regional medical school campuses across our footprint and graduate medical education programs in our markets. 

 

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Lloyd H. Dean

On Mission And Margin: How One Of The Largest Health Systems And Medicaid Providers In The Country Is Approaching Health Equity

This Forbes article features former CEO Lloyd Dean, who has dedicated his career to health equity and CommonSpirit’s focus on addressing health disparities and improving care access for all.