For the Horizon Foundation, equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live a long, healthy life – and nobody is left behind because of who they are or where they live. However, research shows that some members of our community face barriers to good health, overall wellness and opportunity. This is especially true for our communities of color, which experience higher levels of chronic disease, deaths and disabilities.
Therefore, we are seeking to reduce health disparities and work toward racial equity in health by:
- Advocating for policies and practices that break down longstanding health barriers and promise more equitable health outcomes for people of color.
- Elevating the voices of leaders supporting communities of color.
- Strengthening the abilities and resources of community organizations to advance movements for social change.