100 Million Healthier Lives Equity Concept Paper



Detailed Description

100 Million Healthier Lives is an unprecedented collaboration of change agents pursuing an
unprecedented result: 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020. Our vision is to transform the way we think and act to create health, wellbeing and equity globally. We believe that through unprecedented collaboration, innovative improvement and system transformation, meaningful change is possible.

Working on equity is the price of admission in 100 Million Healthier Lives and is reflected in our strategies, processes and interactions. We are committed to working to achieve the conditions in which all people have the opportunity to attain their highest potential for mental, physical, social and spiritual well-being.

This commitment stems from three sources:
1) a recognition that it is not possible to achieve the health outcomes we seek without addressing equity
2) a recognition of the tremendous waste in human potential that results from inequity
3) a belief in our interconnectedness, common opportunity and destiny

Type of Tool



Equity, Priority

Key Contacts


  • Family and social support

  • Housing and homelessness

  • System change: Community transformation

  • System change: Cultural transformation

  • Equity

  • Equity: Racism

  • Equity: Trauma

  • Equity: Stigma

  • Equity: Place

  • Public health

  • Equitable

  • Interpersonal (between people)

  • Policy/system

  • Culture

  • Workplace

  • Adults 18+

  • Adults 18-44

  • Adults 45-64

  • Older adults 65+

  • Older adults 65-74

  • Older adults 75-85

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