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


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!

The HOPE SF Learning Center team will present four abstracts at APHA 2015

Dr. Laura Mamo has been promoted to Full Professor of Health Education  

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HOPE SF Arts Assessment - July 29th, 2015

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