Dalio Center for Health Justice
The Dalio Center for Health Justice aims to understand and address the root causes of health inequities with the goal of setting a new standard of health justice for the communities we serve.
"The Dalio Center will be a central resource — the conscience of our organization. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of our patients and communities through research, dialogue and education, equity in our clinical operations, investment in our communities, and advocacy. Together, we have the ability to dismantle the systemic factors that lead to health inequity and to be an advocate for national change."
Dr. Julia Iyasere
Executive Director, Dalio Center for Health Justice
Our voices will be louder and our actions stronger than the racism, ignorance, and hate we see.
80% of health is driven by social, behavioral, and environmental factors
5.3 million New York City residents are housing insecure
1.2 million New York City residents are food insecure
The Dalio Center for Health Justice will work to reduce health disparities and fight for health justice
Dalio Center’s Inaugural Conference on Race, Racism, and Health
On October 3rd, the Dalio Center for Health Justice held our inaugural conference at the Brooklyn Museum, with several speakers including Heather McGhee, JD, Dr. David R. Williams, Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, and Dr. Michelle Morse. Over 200 people were in attendance in person, and an additional 200 people attended virtually.
Dalio Center Featured at APHA Conference
The Dalio Center for Health Justice was featured at the American Public Health Association’s 2022 TV Thought Leadership Film Series
The Dalio Center for Health Justice 2021 Annual Report
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.
National COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign
To help inform and empower our community, the Dalio Center partnered with the Harlem Children’s Zone and William Julius Wilson Institute to create a national vaccine awareness campaign. The ‘One Decision for Us’ vaccine campaign, includes a spoken word piece by artist Justice Davis and achieved over 110 million total impressions.
Community Celebrations in Brooklyn
In August 2022, the Dalio Center hosted a community celebration, attended by over 700 community members. This celebration – called Community Conversations – acknowledged the importance of sharing our own stories. Together with CAMBA, Caribbean Women’s Health Association, YMCA, and Brooklyn Children’s Museum, we collected and uplifted local stories about motherhood during the pandemic.
NYP’s 2022 Health Equity Report
NYP has published our first annual health equity report, in which we discuss the demographic profile of our inpatient discharges, emergency department visits, and outpatient visits, as well as highlight our health equity work in a key clinical area – maternal health.
New & Noteworthy
New & Noteworthy
Two NewYork-Presbyterian doctors discuss how their personal histories have shaped their careers and fueled their drive to provide equitable access to high-quality care.
Trustworthy and Trusted: Strategies to Improve Confidence in Covid-19 Vaccines Trustworthy and Trusted: Strategies to Improve Confidence in Covid-19 Vaccines
NewYork-Presbyterian pursued a three-part strategy to encourage vaccinations among its nonphysician staff and the local community.
“We are living in a profound time where social, economic and health crises are converging at once, and we recognize our country must address longstanding health disparities due to race, socioeconomic differences, access to care, and other complex factors that impact the well-being of our communities disproportionately. NewYork-Presbyterian hopes to be a leader in health justice and developing programs to help solve these issues and improve the lives of our patients and our communities.”
Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian
“Our goal is to contribute to equal healthcare and equal education because we believe that these are the most fundamental building blocks of equal opportunity and a just society. We know that these don’t adequately exist, and we are excited to have a great partner in NewYork-Presbyterian, who we are confident will find ways to achieve more health justice.”
Ray Dalio, founder of Dalio Philanthropies and NewYork-Presbyterian Trustee