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Health Equity

Leading the way to more equitable HEALTH

The Institute for Health Equity propels action.

The IBX Foundation Institute for Health Equity was announced in 2022 to address policies and practices that have hindered communities from achieving optimal health.

This five-year, $15 million commitment aims to promote systems-level change through multidisciplinary, collaborative partnerships.

The Institute connects thought leaders and organizations to catalyze ideas into action, with a focus on equity in medical education, digital health, and maternal health.

Equity in Medical Education

Addressing health equity demands building a workforce that is more reflective of and sensitive to the diversity of the population. With one in every six U.S. doctors trained in Philadelphia, the Institute is uniquely positioned to outline actions and investments creating a ripple effect of change across a national landscape — improving representation and consequently improving health outcomes among diverse populations.

Equity in Digital Health

While health systems are rapidly adopting digital tools to optimize care, a disparity in resources is leaving some patients and communities behind. The Institute is studying the current uses, practices, barriers, and gaps in the use of digital health services — in collaboration with Foundation supported health centers — to develop equitable digital health solutions for all.

Equity in Maternal Health

Maternal mortality is a systemic issue, and one with vast inequities — especially among Non-Hispanic Black women who account for 73% of pregnancy-related deaths in Philadelphia, but only 43% of births. The Institute is working to advance evidence-based approaches to maternal health with an emphasis on community-based and community-led interventions.

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