Leveraging Health Opportunity and Equity

The National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) received a grant to assist local jurisdictions in leveraging the extraordinary health data collected under the Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Initiative. The HOPE state-of-the-art platform supports a new narrative on health inequities and provides achievable pathways for states to eliminate health disparities. The comprehensive data on populations of color is a critical resource for policymakers, as well as the medical and public health fields.




NCHE 2023 Convening

Igniting Change: The NCHE 2023 Convening brought together advocates, experts, and leaders to advance health equity and racial healing. Through engaging dialogue and transformative action, we are creating a future where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and live a healthy, fulfilling life.





Healing through Policy: Creating Pathways to Racial Justice

Through resolutions, executive orders, and other mechanisms, local leaders are declaring racism a public health crisis and committing to addressing systemic health and racial inequities. Local leaders are exploring the policies and practices that are most needed to move from commitment to action and how to best use policy to effect meaningful change toward health, racial equity, and justice. The initiative has identified a suite of racial equity policies and practices that can be implemented at the local level to promote racial healing and address social inequities.


The #HOPEDATA Interactive Website is LIVE!

HOPE provides a new opportunity approach and actionable data to help our nation and states move beyond measuring disparities to spurring action toward health equity.





Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

NCHE’s racial equity and Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) work builds on efforts, both national and local, to undo the historical effects of racism and jettison the false belief in a hierarchy of human value.





Transform Public Health Data Systems

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation created a National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems, a first of its kind National Commission led by NCHE The Commission, comprised of innovators and experts was convened to reimagine how data are collected, shared, and used, and identify what public and private investments are needed to improve health equity.





See how we're sharing information across the collaborative and elevating our diverse perspectives in the challenging days ahead.


Our Work

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation for Health Equity

Racial Healing – Dismantling the belief in racial hierarchy and its harmful consequences

Our Work

Research, Data and Information Systems

Using data and evidence to spur action toward achieving health equity and policy change

Our Work

Leadership for Health Equity

Shaping health equity through transformative leadership

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Johnson Unveils City Reforms to Fight Environmental Racism

Johnson Unveils City Reforms to Fight Environmental Racism

Articles, Environmental Racism | September 22 2023

This is more evidence of the value of the organizing work of the people on the Southeast Side and NCHE's CHE Cook County/ HMPRG solidarity work at their side! By Brett Chase, Chicago Sun times  (Read...

Visualizing the Racial Wealth Gap

Visualizing the Racial Wealth Gap

Articles, Economy, Housing | September 19 2023

Undeniably, discrimination, structural inequality, and biases in institutions are the root causes of the vast racial wealth gap in the United States. By Ricardo Mimbela & Katie Duarte, ACLU (Read...

Racism by Design: The Building of Interstate 81

Racism by Design: The Building of Interstate 81

Articles, Environmental Racism, Separation | September 11 2023

50 years ago, city officials in Syracuse ignored the outcry of the Black community in the 15th Ward and moved forward with their plan to construct the I-81 viaduct. Since then, the ward has faced inadequate housing, higher crime, and poverty at...

Impact of Chicago’s Environmental Justice Executive Order

Impact of Chicago’s Environmental Justice Executive Order

Environmental Racism, Racial Equity | September 8 2023

Through an executive order, former Mayor Lori Lightfoot has committed to recognizing environmental racism impacting Chicago communities. This agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is just the start of an effort to...

Civil Rights Leaders Seek Energy of Original Movement at March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary

Civil Rights Leaders Seek Energy of Original Movement at March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary

Articles, Racial Equity | August 31 2023

Sixty years ago, in the nation's capital, history was made! Thousands of people joined together for a powerful demonstration in support of racial justice, which is still remembered today as one of the most influential of its kind. By Aaron...


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