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

Innovation Lab Dedicated to Maternal Health Equity Launches

Innovation Lab Dedicated to Maternal Health Equity Launches

By Kelly Smits and Liz Madison, Vitals contributors COVID-19 continues to lay bare longstanding inequities in health and healthcare outcomes. The inequities have been widely documented for one common healthcare encounter: childbirth. And now, an innovation center...

Scholarships Encourage More Diversity Among Healthcare Workers

Scholarships Encourage More Diversity Among Healthcare Workers

Gisel Preciado knows firsthand how having doctors and nurses who speak the same language and come from the same culture can improve a person’s health. Since middle school, she helped her Spanish-speaking grandmother manage her diabetes, accompanying her to doctor and...

Study: Hispanic Pregnant Patients More Likely to Contract COVID

Study: Hispanic Pregnant Patients More Likely to Contract COVID

Research has continuously shown the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on communities of color. More recent studies have also revealed that if infected with the virus, pregnant women and their newborn babies experience a higher prevalence of adverse outcomes than...

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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