Overview

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

Mission StatementTo 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. 

Key Strategies and Objectives: 

  1. Education: To train current and future health practitioners to serve in a socially complex world, better able to understand and cooperatively address the problems facing many of their patients/clients and the community at large.
  2. Community Engagement: Strengthen the capacity and create a sustainable infrastructure of health and community systems to reduce health disparities and create an enabling environment for community health and well-being. 
  3. Research: Develop and test culturally competent and community informed interventions that hold to the highest standards of excellence in community engagement and scholarly research. 

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