Perspectives

The Deloitte Health Equity Institute

Advancing health equity through action

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on low-income populations and communities of color has exposed deep inequalities in health outcomes. The Deloitte Health Equity Institute was established to share our most impactful learnings, extend the efforts of others, and meaningfully contribute to broader health equity issues.

Our purpose

Health equity is the ability to fulfill our potential in all aspects of health and well-being. This requires that we address the drivers of health, also known as social determinants of health. Lack of health equity disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), highlighted most recently by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deloitte has established the Deloitte Health Equity Institute to build upon a decade of impact made by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. The Institute is grounded in our declaration of racism as 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.

Our commitment to addressing health equity

Established playbooks

Actionable insights

Explore our insights on topics related to care and outcome disparities with the Institute’s health equity research library. Meant as a living library, content included here is just a start of what’s to come.

Harnessing the HealthPrism platform

HealthPrism uses predictive health risk models built on social determinants of health data points across 230 million records and 1,500 longitudinal data sets. Its 150+ models cover 20+ disease states and US populations of interest at state, county, and local levels.

Deloitte recognized early on amid the COVID-19 pandemic that it would lead to an even greater health equity crisis. Our response was to launch the Health Equity Institute and, with it, a plan to unite disparate health care ecosystems for more significant impact. Our success made us realize a far greater opportunity to activate broader initiatives, including:

  • Responding to communities in crisis with financial support of nonprofit organizations working to address immediate COVID-19–related health equity issues.
  • Investing in community-based nonprofits addressing a broad set of systemic barriers, ideally led by people of color.
  • Strengthening public health resilience by fostering change through research and convening ecosystems.

Activating health equity

Stories of partnership, action, and success

About us

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Learn how Deloitte can help you ask the right questions, come to the right conclusions, and work toward better outcomes and more health equity for all. 

If you’d like to talk more about health equity topics and issues, and how your organization can accelerate its health equity programs, contact us and let’s set up a conversation.

Dr. Kulleni Gebreyes, Director of Deloitte's Health Equity Institute

Dr. Kulleni Gebreyes has over 20 years of health care experience across the commercial and public sector. She holds an MD from Harvard Medical School and an MBA from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Gebreyes has developed and implemented strategies for population health management and value-based care, physician alignment and patient activation, diversity, equity and inclusion, and the drivers of health. She is an active advocate for vulnerable and underserved communities.

 

Get in touch

Kulleni Gebreyes
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
kugebreyes@deloitte.com
+1 980 701 3306

The Health Equity Institute is the collaborative effort of a deeply committed and passionate team, without whom our work would not be possible.

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Contact us at HealthEquityInstitute@deloitte.com

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