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

Clinician’s Latina Identity Shapes Her Approach to Medicine

Clinician’s Latina Identity Shapes Her Approach to Medicine

Passion for Health Equity Meant to Help Improve Future Outcomes of Others At 10 years old, one could say Irene Arroyo-Romero’s fate as a medical provider was sealed. It wasn’t a euphoric epiphany. Instead, it was a destiny sprung from uncertainty, anxiety and fear....

New Health Equity Nursing Fellowship Selects Inaugural Candidate

New Health Equity Nursing Fellowship Selects Inaugural Candidate

Samuel Merritt University and Sutter Health Join Forces to Help Grow Nurse Leaders Who Will Focus on Reducing Health Disparities OAKLAND, Calif. – The nation’s first candidate for a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Fellowship aimed at developing future health...

Community Clinics Help Reduce Health Disparities

Community Clinics Help Reduce Health Disparities

Community health centers have long been a trusted source of care for at-risk populations. Recent data has also shown they are making an impact toward improving health equity. One of the latest community health centers to open its doors is in South Sacramento County....

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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