At United States of Care, we have a vision of creating a better and more equitable health care system that is centered on people’s needs. That’s why listening to people is at the foundation of all our efforts – and especially with our health equity work. We believe that people-centered policy change is critical to achieving equity and reducing disparities in health care. In short, putting the needs of people at the forefront of our research and policy will help advance equitable policies that actually work for people.
The following health equity report highlights the cornerstone work United States of Care completed in 2021 to understand, embed, promote, and advance health equity using our unique people-centered approach. We also preview the work we’ll undertake in 2022, including deeper exploration into what health equity means to people such as which words people use when they talk about their desires for a more fair and just health care system.