Equity of Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

North Carolina hospitals and health systems are committed to eliminating health disparities so that everyone has access to the care they need to achieve their highest potential for health. Our health is determined in part by social and economic factors, including employment, housing, education, health care, public safety and food access. Eliminating disparities also includes addressing the underlying social determinants of health, many of which are shaped and perpetuated by bias, injustice and inequality.

The NC Healthcare Foundation is the hub for NCHAs health equity work. In this area the Foundation:  

  • Monitors the health equity footprint in North Carolina.
  • Engages stakeholders and the community in efforts that address root causes and social determinants of health across the lifespan.
  • Provides technical assistance and serve as a prime resource on health equity by communicating health equity principles, needs, and best practices.
  • Strengthens the capacity of the North Carolina workforce to address health equity.
  • Supports the adoption of policies that ensure NC health services have a health equity lens.

Member Resources

Check out the tools and resources that have been collected to assist you in identifying, addressing and eliminating social determinants of health, healthcare inequities and disparities that exist within your communities.

Please contact us to share additional resources.

Mentorship Program

NCHA is launching a year-long mentorship program in 2020 to connect leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to inspire and equip high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities to the next level in their career development.

#123forEquity Pledge

To accelerate progress, the American Hospital Association launched the #123forEquity pledge campaign. Take the pledge with us & tell us your stories.


Find out more about the pledge in this short video.

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