Our vision for health equity is one where everyone has the opportunity to achieve the best health outcomes possible.
Community Catalyst works closely with organizations across the country to advance health equity by providing leadership and support to federal, state, and local health advocates to integrate a health equity lens in their policy goals and in the growth and development of their state advocacy efforts.
We also seek to advance policies aimed at addressing discrimination and other structural barriers to health and access to care, including expanding benefits to better meet people’s needs and establish a health workforce that is more representative of the communities most harmed by our system today.
Key strategies that can help achieve health equity include:
- Addressing social determinants of health, from affordable housing to opportunities for income and wealth generation, quality education, well-paying jobs, and safe working conditions
- Ensuring access to essential health services, including sexual, reproductive and maternal health
- Protecting and expanding comprehensive care for LGBTQ+ people