Improving health outcomes for all.

Health Equity

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"Population health is focused on understanding the whole population and the health disparities within that population, and then working to improve health outcomes for everybody.” —Rhonda Medows, M.D., President of Population Health at Providence

At Providence, we recognize that long-standing inequities and systemic injustices exist. This has led to health disparities among communities that have been marginalized because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or socioeconomic status.

Each year, we serve more than 6 million people of every walk of life. We value each member of our diverse communities for their identities, journeys and experiences. And we commit to doing the personal and institutional work needed to live the values of Providence, which call us to welcome all and serve one another with respect and dignity.

We pledge to:

1. Build, strengthen and maintain relationships with our diverse communities, including people of color, indigenous people, those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and others experiencing inequities, oppression and discrimination.

2. Listen to and partner with our patients, communities and health plan members to understand and actively reduce structural, racial and cultural barriers to health for all.

3. Partner with community organizations to develop data-informed health equity strategies and implement proven practices to resolve the root causes of health disparities.

4. Amplify the voices of all people impacted by oppression. Advocate to reform the drivers of health, social and economic disparities. And in keeping with our faith tradition, use our voice to speak out against the structural racism and injustice that has led to a public health crisis.

5. Prevent further harm, humbly welcome discussion and feedback, and foster a culture of continuous learning and transparency.

Providence’s $50 million commitment over five years to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity is just the beginning—together, with your investment, we can make significant strides toward improving health outcomes for all.

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Our Impact

Year-One Progress (through June 2021)

Woman
457,060
Individuals Served
Partners
502
Partner Organizations
Group
24+
New Programs Initiated

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With you, we can prioritize health equity for all and create a world where every person has the chance to live their healthiest life. Thank you for your generous consideration.