History & Mission

The mission of the National Collaborative for Health Equity is to promote health equity by harnessing evidence, developing leaders, and catalyzing partnerships across the many different sectors that share responsibility for creating a more equitable and just society.

Recognizing that action, leadership, inclusion, and collaboration are the basis for driving policy decisions, we strive to connect people most impacted by social and racial injustices and to transform systems and institutions built on the enduring legacy of racism, particularly its less visible – but more insidious –structural manifestations. In so doing, we will improve the health, well-being and life opportunities for communities of color.


Our History

The National Collaborative for Health Equity was launched in August 2014 as a project of the New Venture Fund to serve as a catalyst for fostering partnerships and collaboration between policymakers, researchers, industry, community groups, and others necessary to create just and equitable opportunities for all people to lead healthier lives.