Institute for Advancing Health Equity

Developing solutions to eliminate health disparities

About the Institute

Through research, data and partnerships, the Sutter Health Institute for Advancing Health Equity is uncovering and addressing disparities in healthcare and furthering health equity solutions within our system and across the country.



The Institute is an innovation incubator that serves as a convener of experts, advocates and patients to identify inequities, explore ideas and create solutions. 

Contact us to learn more about opportunities to collaborate and connect.


Sutter is Well Positioned to Become a National Leader in Advancing Health Equity

Leader In Quality

As a recognized national leader in healthcare quality, we consider health equity to be a key measurement of care quality. Our work to continuously improve the quality and value of care we provide our patients has resulted in Sutter hospitals consistently ranking in the top 10% in the U.S. for overall healthcare quality.

Diverse Patient Population

Sutter serves more than 3 million patients in a wide variety of care settings across 22 Northern California counties, arguably the most geographically and demographically diverse region in the country. We are a microcosm of the nation.

Strength of the Integrated Network

Through our integrated network, Sutter Health has the resources, data and reach to generate robust findings and test new models and innovations that can be shared and implemented nationally.

Current News & Events

‘La Vacuna Cura’: A Message for Sonoma’s Latinx Community

‘La Vacuna Cura’: A Message for Sonoma’s Latinx Community

A public health campaign is turning “La vacuna cura,” Spanish for “the vaccine cures,” into art. This simple phrase carries a powerful message—one that healthcare workers in Sonoma, Calif., hope resonates with the county’s Latinx population, the group hardest hit by...

Push for Equity Is Focus of New Maternal Care Analysis

Push for Equity Is Focus of New Maternal Care Analysis

Medical breakthroughs benefit millions of Americans every day —from vaccines that help prevent illness to therapies that treat disease. While our understanding of how to better care for individuals has grown, gaps remain for racial and ethnic groups. The differences,...

Strokes Hit Blacks More; Bay Area Specialist Working to Change That

Strokes Hit Blacks More; Bay Area Specialist Working to Change That

By Anita Creamer, Vitals contributor Celebrated every February for decades, Black History Month has been a time to remember battles won and hurdles overcome. A crucial hurdle remains: Because of traditional disparities in delivery and access to healthcare, stroke...

What is Health Equity?

Advancing Health Equity Primer

This illustrated video highlights the factors and statistics associated with persistent health disparities in the U.S. and outlines Sutter Health’s commitment to solve them. 

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What is the Institute for Advancing Health Equity?

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On a Mission to Advance Health Equity

How Sutter’s novel Health Equity Index helps address racial inequities.
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