Commitment to Health Equity

Ensuring all children and families have a fair and just opportunity to access high-quality health care and resources that meet their needs

Why It’s Important

The impact of health inequities is multiplied for children with special health care needs, a population group who have greater requirements for health and social services and face discrimination. Children’s characteristics – including race, ethnicity, language, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical, intellectual, social, behavioral, and developmental abilities -- should not affect their access to needed resources and services. 

Our Approach

Through our grantmaking, thought leadership, and advocacy, we actively and intentionally work to support projects and policies that reduce inequities in systems of care for children with special health care needs and their families. This work will evolve as we continue to learn from stakeholders in the field and refine our approach. Our current priorities include:

  • Partnering with grantees to identify opportunities to address systemic health inequities
  • Inviting more family experts from a range of perspectives to review grant proposals
  • Providing resources to ensure our grant-funded work is accessible to all stakeholders
  • Promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts of our partners

Recent Work

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