Meet Us


Vision Statement:

Communities working together to eliminate health disparities and social determinants of health inequity.

Mission Statement:

To provide health disparities education and advocacy, build collaborative partnerships and develop best practice models with low-resourced communities and those who work with them to advance equity in health and well-being.

Our Values:

  • Leadership: We listen and learn from our community. We approach the systemic causes of community problems and mobilize resources for the common good.
  • Equity: We endeavor for health equity, and focus primarily, but not exclusively, on vulnerable populations in the Metro Atlanta area.
  • Inclusiveness: We practice and champion inclusiveness in the community at large. We honor diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of the UHI and partnering communities.
  • Accountability: We serve as stewards for our community investments and honor the charitable intentions of donors to meet current and future research-based community-led needs. We are duty-bound to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, service, and fiduciary responsibility.

Where We Work

UHI follows Emory’s Place-Based Strategy for Community Engagement within Emory’s Strategic Plan 2005-2015. This approach focuses in 5 priority areas (NPU-V/Pittsburgh Mechanicsville, East Lake, Edgewood, Northwest Atlanta, and Clarkston) and additional focal areas in the Atlanta community where Emory seeks to concentrate its impact.

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