about advancing health equity and ensuring that all members of our communities have access to the resources they need to live their healthiest and most fulfilling lives.
We’re guided by our understanding that our overall health is greatly influenced by where we’re born and where we live, learn, work, play, worship, and age. In fact, these environmental factors account for nearly 80 percent of health outcomes, while direct healthcare accounts for only 20 percent (see graphic below).
Our purpose, then, calls us to address these issues on the ground every day where people live — not just when they’re under our care. Only then can we help to eliminate health disparities and promote equitable access to nutritious foods, education, safe and affordable housing, and stable, rewarding job opportunities.