Together, we can create health care that cares for all of us.

Rise to Health: A National Coalition for Equity in Health Care that brings together individuals and organizations to transform health care through coordinated and collective action.

Our vision is a transformed health care ecosystem where all people have the power, circumstances, and resources to achieve optimal health.

Together We Will:


Build capacity, expand knowledge, and mobilize with concrete skills and tools to advance equity and racial justice in the health care ecosystem and in our communities.


Influence and fundamentally change policy, payment systems, education, standards, and practices.


Sustainably change mindsets and narratives within health care around equity and racial justice.

Who We Are

We are individuals and organizations committed to equity and justice within the health ecosystem. We build, lead and advance shared solutions and collective actions to transform and strengthen health care. We recognize our unique assets, levers, and capabilities to build our collective power.

Impact Areas

To achieve our long-term vision for a transformed health care ecosystem, we have identified four critical impact areas for immediate and collective attention and action.
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Social & Structural Drivers of Health

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Quality & Safety

Take Action Now

1. Commit to acting for equity

Committing to equity as a core mission of your work is a critical first step. Join and help build a learning community of aligned people and organizations advancing a collective vision of equity and justice.

2. Get grounded in history and your local context

To effectively, collaboratively, and authentically advance equity in our health care ecosystem, it is important to be grounded in shared history, language, frameworks, assumptions, values, and norms.

3. Identify opportunities for improvement

Solutions are more powerful when they center the expertise and experience of our patients, staff, and communities, particularly those that have been marginalized. This includes the use of data and data justice approaches to identify opportunities for improvement that matter to those we serve and our staff.

4. Make equity a strategic priority

Leadership and accountability for advancing equity reside across all levels of our organizations and sectors. This includes a diverse and representative governance structure, centering equity in the design and resourcing of the organizational strategic plan, and connecting the intelligence and guidance of communities to the resources and solutions of the organization.

5. Take initiative

When you and/or your organization are grounded in foundational education and history, have used equity-informed data to clearly identify opportunities for improvement, and have developed a strategic plan in partnership with people and communities with lived experience, it is time to take action to address these past or ongoing harms.

6. Align, invest, and advocate for thriving communities

Advocate for, align with, and adopt strategies that build power for local and diverse communities and improve health and well-being for all. By dissolving the long-standing boundaries (e.g., by race, class, and other factors) that currently separate many health care organizations from the communities they serve or should serve, we can begin to realign organizational and community thriving as one and the same.