The Saint Luke’s Foundation's purpose begins with a commitment to health equity.
According to the Boston Public Health Commission, health equity means that "everyone has a fair opportunity to live a long, healthy life. It implies that health should not be compromised or disadvantaged because of an individual or population group's race, ethnicity, gender, income, sexual orientation, neighborhood or other social condition." The majority of factors that lead to health equity are social determinants, with race and poverty as the major barriers.
People thrive as a result of living free of racism and poverty and experiencing equitable economic opportunities and conditions that enable them to lead healthier lives.
Achieve health equity by addressing social determinants of health for people in neighborhoods surrounding Saint Luke’s and throughout Cuyahoga County.
The Saint Luke’s Foundation has an enduring commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
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Equity is achieved when race is not a predictor of individual, organizational, or community success.
The Saint Luke’s Foundation accepts responsibility to advance true equity. We are committed to restoring and sharing power by examining and improving our internal and external processes. Through our work, we will challenge systems to unlock equitable opportunity and promote justice.