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Health Equity

Creating a Healthier, More Equitable Future for All

The status quo in healthcare has left far too many Minnesotans behind – particularly people of color, LGBTQIA+ communities, those living in rural areas, and the economically disadvantaged. To become part of the solution, we are taking action across our health system to do better and be better for our patients, for our employees, and for the communities we serve.

Our Focus Areas

Health equity isn’t optional. M Health Fairview is committed to becoming an anti-racist, inclusive organization by changing our systems, structures, policies, practices, and attitudes. While commitment to our goal is necessary, by itself it isn’t enough. Action is needed in order to address the significant health disparities affecting the communities we serve.

To create a healthier future, we will rely on our strengths. For decades, Fairview Health Services has provided exceptional care as one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible healthcare systems in Minnesota. Fairview’s long partnership with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians, now represented in the M Health Fairview brand, combines those extensive roots in community medicine with the University’s deep history of breakthrough innovation. Together, we will focus on increasing diversity in our healthcare workforce, addressing disparities in healthcare delivery and access,  partnering with community organizations to alleviate the adverse social determinants of health like hunger and housing, and upholding our community responsibility as a statewide anchor institution. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

We are at our best when we have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Healthcare Equity

We are dedicated to building a system where all patients are treated with dignity, respect, and the highest quality of care.

Our Community Commitment

As an anchor institution deeply rooted in our community, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our neighbors.

HOPE Commission

A multi-year transformational change effort of M Health Fairview to drive more equitable outcomes and inclusive environments and experiences for our patients, employees, and communities.