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Mission Statement

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

Faculty Cluster Hires

San Francisco State University is pleased to announce two faculty cluster hires to support key cross-discipline intellectual initiatives. Faculty members will provide scholarly leadership, including research, community engagement, and teaching through two clusters focused on 1) Big Data and Health and 2) Violence, Trauma, and Health. Learn more about the available positions under each cluster by visiting our faculty opportunities page.

New Infographics!

Check out our infographics, which have been developed as resources to help others better understand the framework and goal of Health Equity, including what factors must be addressed and eliminated in order to achieve Health Equity.

[NEW!] Health Equity Framework

[NEW!] What are Health Inequities?

  • Health inequities are differences in health that are avoidable, unfair, and unjust. Check out this infographic to learn what affects health inequities.

[NEW!] What are Health Disparities?

  • Health disparities are differences in health outcomes among groups of people. Check out this infographic to learn what affects health disparities.

[NEW!] What affects Health Equity?

  • This infographic explains the different factors that affect achieving health equity and how we can work to achieve health equity.