Everyone has the right to be healthy
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.
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.