The Deloitte Health Equity Institutes
Advancing health equity by translating our purpose into action
The Deloitte Health Equity Institutes were established to share our most impactful learnings, extend the efforts of others, and meaningfully contribute to broader health equity issues.
Striving to provide equitable solutions in the wake of COVID-19
In this video, Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO, sheds light on Deloitte’s commitment towards building a more equitable and sustainable world and the organizational-wide health equity initiatives taken in the wake of COVID-19. He highlights Deloitte’s commitment to fight back the pandemic in the communities that we live and work in. He shares examples of Deloitte’s work in providing equitable solutions in regions that needed it the most and scaling solutions to strengthen the overall public health infrastructure for the long term. With less than a decade left to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the time to act is now.
Health equity is more than equitable access to care. We define health equity as the ability to fulfill our human potential in all aspects of health and well-being.
Achieving health equity requires leaders to intentionally and deliberately design and build systems that advance health equity as an outcome. Success will require us to address disparate circumstances in drivers of health, also known as social determinants of health, as well as the disproportionate affects they have on socioeconomic, racial and gender bias, highlighted most recently by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deloitte has a responsibility to drive impact that matters. With our deep, cross-sector and global network, Deloitte is in a unique position to apply our differentiated capabilities to drive towards equitable health outcomes at scale. To achieve this, Deloitte has established Health Equity Institutes across the world with the same unified overarching mission – addressing biases, disparate circumstances in the drivers of health and strengthen health care systems that fundamentally, advance health outcomes for all.
To build upon our impact in this area, the Institutes are grounded in our declaration that socioeconomic, racial and gender bias is a public health crisis and, as such, is dedicated to convening and amplifying crisis response through three initial commitments, with more to come in the days ahead.