Institute for Advancing Health EquityDeveloping 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
This content by Kristen M.J. Azar, scientific medical director of Sutter Health’s Institute for Advancing Health Equity, originally appeared on LinkedIn. Inequity in healthcare is both the greatest challenge and greatest opportunity facing the healthcare industry...
Hundreds of virtual attendees and dozens of in-person guests gathered on Oct. 14 to hear health equity experts, researchers and change agents at a symposium focused on unconscious bias in healthcare in Sacramento. “We can and must do better,” said Kristen M.J. Azar,...
Study Uncovers How Medical Device Bias Could Lead to 5-Hour Delays in COVID-19 Treatment for Black Patients
Novel Research from Sutter Health Highlights the Ongoing Need to Understand & Help Correct Racial Bias in Every Corner of Medicine SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new study released today from Northern California-based Sutter Health linked bias in the device used to...
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.
The Institute for Advancing Health Equity
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We believe that as a provider network we must do all we can to advance health equity, and we are committed to collaborating with others throughout the state and nation in these efforts. (Please don’t include any patient health information in the email)