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Dalio Center for Health Justice at NewYork-Presbyterian

Learn about our accomplishments for the year.

About the Dalio Center for Health Justice

The Dalio Center for Health Justice at NewYork-Presbyterian, launched in October 2020, aims to understand and address the root causes of health inequities with the goal of setting a new standard of health for our patients, our team members, and the communities we serve. Through the Dalio Center, we invest in research, education, and programing, and advocate for policy change to drive measurable improvements in health outcomes for all. Because 80% of health outcomes are driven by social, behavioral, and environmental causes, our work is not limited to addressing health care access and quality. We will also support community initiatives, understanding and championing economic empowerment, social engagement, workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, and education.

In order to understand the health outcomes that disproportionately affect our communities, we are building on a network of ongoing projects and initiatives across NewYork-Presbyterian and our academic partners, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine. The Dalio Center will harness the power of our three institutions, expanding our capacity to create impact. In partnership with NYP’s Community Mission and Health Justice Committee of NYP’s Board of Trustees, local community organizations, and government agencies, we will make real progress in eliminating the health inequities that undermine our communities.

Our Framework

The Dalio Center has organized its work into four key strategic areas illustrated in the house: Data & Infrastructure, Clinical and Community Strategy, Research, and Leadership & Education. This report provides a summary of project work completed in 2021 for each strategic area, as well as plans for next year.

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Education & Leadership

The top area of our work trains our leaders and forms the roof of our brownstone

Research & Implementation Science

This area supports clinical and health services research aligned with our mission and vision and informs our education & leadership programming.

Clinical & Community Strategy

This area comprises the largest area of our work and provides the front door to access our programs and services

Data & Infrastructure

This area serves as the foundation of the Dalio Center and informs our work

Year One by the Numbers

improvement in race & ethnicity documentation
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major clinical
programs launched
REACH fellows in the inaugural class
impressions from our national vaccine campaign
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Community partners engaged in the community conversations
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equity &
vaccine talks
community programs funded
grant applications awarded

Governance & Staff

The Dalio Center for Health Justice is overseen by the Community Mission and Health Justice Committee of NewYork-Presbyterian’s Board of Trustees, and works closely with NYP’s academic partners: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Next up

Developing a health equity database to support identification of disparities, target new initiatives, and measure impact