Health Equity In Action

Health Equity Core Values

We strive to be an organization that not only upholds, but boldly proclaims, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. From our programs to our educational materials, from our advocacy platforms to our research, from our direct care and digital footprint to our operations and culture, we know that our strength lies in our collective differences. To ensure that every step we take is a step towards establishing equity, we are guided by the following health equity values.

  • Elevate Patient-Centered Care – Patients and caregivers are at the center of everything we do. 
  • Engage Diverse Communities – Engage diverse communities in all aspects of mission delivery.
  • Affirm Intersectionality – Examine justice, power, and oppression through the overlapping, interconnected parts of one’s identity.
  • Collaborate Strategically – Partner and collaborate with organizations that share our values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Dismantle Inequities – Work to identify, disrupt, and eradicate systemic and structural racism in cancer care.
  • Eliminate Disparities – Use a social determinants lens to increase access, improve affordability, and eliminate cancer disparities.
  • Celebrate Multiculturalism – Diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and approaches strengthen our work and should be celebrated and elevated.
  • Build Resourcefulness – Commit to educating ourselves and each other on history, race, privilege, and social justice.
  • Practice Cultural Humility – Understand and recognize that this is a process of lifelong learning that requires us to continually listen, learn, and grow.