New Resource! Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar provides an actional framework for the entire healthcare sector to embed equity and excellence throughout its work and help achieve optimal health for all. Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and worsening health disparities, healthcare organizations voiced strong commitment to health equity. The framework identifies foundational principles that serve as healthcare’s gravitational force to continuously center equity work, including mission, equity, community, power, and trust. Essential roles healthcare must play revolve around these principles, each with corresponding concrete actions that can improve equity and excellence. 

Healthcare payers, providers, advocates, and organization leaders can play essential roles and enact concrete actions to put the principles into action. Learn more at

Raising the Bar

This webpage provides an actionable framework that aims to embed equity and excellence throughout the work of the entire healthcare sector and help achieve opti...

Raising the Bar was developed by a coalition of partners led by the National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH) and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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