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Minority Health and the Health Sciences

How can we impact our profession for the better

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Portrait of King

“Of all forms of inequity, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.” 

— Martin Luther King, Jr., National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, Chicago, 1966

FGCU Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Our vision: Everyone has the best care and health possible.

Our mission: Improve health and health care worldwide.

An Irish proverb says that “When you come upon a wall, throw your hat over it, and then go get your hat.” At IHI, the spirit of this one little saying has inspired many big outcomes.  People who are drawn to IHI see beyond walls to the possibilities on the other side. We are inspired and energized by one uniting vision: a future in which everyone has the best care and health possible.

National Institutes on Minority Health & Health Disparities

NIMHD envisions an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, and productive lives. To accomplish this, NIMHD raises national awareness about the prevalence and impact of health disparities and disseminates effective individual-, community-, and population-level interventions to reduce and encourage elimination of health disparities.


Health Equity Initiative

Health Equity Initiative (HEI) is a member-driven nonprofit membership organization dedicated to build a global community that engages across sectors and disciplines to advance health equity. By bringing together and enlisting the efforts of the public and private sectors, professions and communities that have both a stake and an influence on social determinants of health, HEI advocates for improving conditions and achieving equity in health for all. We focus on championing transformative change to advance health equity, supporting knowledge, engaging communities and leaders, and building capacity to address barriers that prevent people from leading a healthy and productive life.