Heather McGhee, JD, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and advocate (The Sum of Us)
We must challenge ourselves to live our lives in solidarity across color, origin, and class; we must demand changes to the rules in order to disrupt the very notion that those who have more money are worth more in our democracy and our economy.
Dalio Center for Health Justice
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. In order to understand the health outcomes that disproportionately affect our communities, we build 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 harnesses the power of our three institutions, expanding our capacity to create impact. In partnership with the Community Mission and Health Justice Committee of NYP’s Board of Trustees, local community organizations, and government agencies, we are making progress in eliminating the health inequities that undermine our communities.
In our 2022 annual report, we highlight the expansion of current programs, such as our Sickle Cell Program and Crown Hair Care Program, as well as the implementation of new initiatives, such as the publication of our first health equity report. This year, we also began piloting Social Determinants of Health screenings in our emergency departments and are excited to expand to our inpatient and outpatient departments in 2023. We recruited and welcomed a new class of REACH Fellows and LEAD physicians, as well as implemented a health justice book club. Our inaugural Dalio Center conference on Race, Racism, and Health at the Brooklyn Museum saw over 200 in-person attendees and over 200 virtual attendees. We are proud of our progress at the Dalio Center this year and look forward to 2023.
The Dalio Center has organized its work into four key strategic areas, illustrated in the depicted brownstone: Data & Infrastructure, Clinical & Community Strategy, Research & Implementation Science, and Leadership & Education. This report provides a summary of project work completed in 2022 for each strategic area, as well as plans for next year.
Education & Leadership
Developing our future leaders with programming that emphasizes the role structural inequities play in our health
Research & Implementation Science
Supporting clinical and health services research aligned with our mission and vision
Clinical & Community Strategy
Developing and expanding several institutional projects designed to identify and address health disparities
Data & Infrastructure
Developing a health equity database to support identification of disparities, target new initiatives, and measure impact
2022 By the Numbers
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.