“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.”– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1966
The Healthcare Equity Advisory Committee was convened to address racism within healthcare in Louisville, KY. Among calls for racial justice in the summer of 2020, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative recognized the need to catalyze the healthcare system to prevent its own perpetuation of this issue and heal the harm that has been done.
The Kentucky Nurses Association and Have a Heart Clinic also recognized this need and all three organizations coalesced around shared priorities. Together, these organizations saw a need to bring community members and organizations together to develop a direct call to action to healthcare organizations in Greater Louisville. To fulfill this need, the Healthcare Equity Advisory Committee was formed.
The Committee consists of 25 health equity advocates representing a variety of healthcare stakeholder perspectives including providers, payers, purchasers, academia, and community organizations. Through a series of meetings from October 2021 to February 2022, the Committee reached consensus on eight principles to advance healthcare equity in Louisville. The Committee calls upon healthcare organizations in Louisville to sign a letter of support for the internal implementation of the principles.
Read the Principles
Please answer these three questions to read the document and sign the letter of support. This information is used to understand the community reach of the document.
Sign the Letter of Support
Is your organization ready to commit towards the implementation of the healthcare equity principles with the goals of advancing healthcare equity, improving community health, and eliminating racism in healthcare?
Sign the letter of support for Principles of Advancing Healthcare Equity in Greater Louisville to confirm your organization’s commitment to hold themselves accountable to acknowledge and address their role in perpetuating and remedying health disparities within the Louisville community.
For inquires related to the Healthcare Equity Advisory Committee or the Principles of Advancing Healthcare Equity in Greater Louisville, contact Natalie Middaugh, Director, Programs and Health Strategies at the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative at email@example.com.