A Historic Partnership

Vulnerable populations, and specifically communities of color, face systemic differences that lead to significant and entirely avoidable obstacles to optimal health and quality of life.

These differences are rooted in social, economic, and environmental disparities which contribute to poor health outcomes, chronic disease, and premature death two times more than access to clinical care alone.

And these disparities are exacerbated by a decades-long shortfall in the training of medical professionals whose race, culture, ethnicity, and lived experience reflect those of their patients, fostering the trust and cooperation essential to optimized health outcomes.

CommonSpirit Health and the Morehouse School of Medicine have launched a historic, ten-year commitment to address the grave inequities in health, well-being, and resiliency that underserved and disadvantaged communities in America face as the result of longstanding injustices.

Together, our combined resources, influence, expertise, and experience will create a more just health care system in America that will save lives and sustain the well-being and resiliency of generations.

Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine is one of America’s leading educators of primary care physicians. Though there are 155 accredited medical schools in the U.S., the majority of the nation’s Black physicians are trained at Morehouse School of Medicine and the nation’s three other historically Black medical schools.

CommonSpirit Health

CommonSpirit Health is one of America’s largest nonprofit health systems, with 150,000 employees, 140 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites in 21 states. Formed in 2019 through the combination of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, CommonSpirit is one of the leading providers for underserved communities.

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