The Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Initiative Toolkits Now Released

Announcements, Articles | June 26 2020

We are excited to announce the Health Opportunity and Equity Initiative’s newly published blog from Health Affairs, which features our analysis of data on COVID-19 and health equity in Arizona, Maryland, and Wisconsin. On June 25, HOPE also unveiled a new, interim site that examines how existing inequities play a role in the virus’ disproportionate effects on poor, marginalized, and communities of color.

The HOPE Initiative is interactive data tool designed to help our nation and states move beyond measuring disparities to spur action toward achieving health equity. The project is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is a partnership of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, the Texas Health Institute, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Our full site will launch in late summer, 2020, where we offer a 50-state analysis of 24 critical factors in people’s health and well-being by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

Please check out these new resources, share them with your networks, and be on the lookout for our full site to go live later this summer.