Welcome to the Health Equity Institute

The mission of the Health Equity Institute (HEI) is to create an intellectual environment that encourages diversity of perspectives, challenges conventional approaches, and produces innovative action-oriented research in the biomedical, social, and behavioral sciences in order to improve health, eliminate health disparities, and establish equity in health. Learn more


2015 HOPE SF Arts Assessment

Dr. Cynthia A. Gómez, HEI Director, delivered Keynote address at the National Sexual Health Conference

Summer e-update now available 

Documentary for Health and Social Justice: Spring 2015 films now available!

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Learn about upcoming conference presentations


Motion Graphic: What is Health Equity?

This three-minute video explains how social, economic, and environmental conditions can create health inequities and how these inequities can affect health disparities. Learn more