NEW YORK, October 13, 2020 / PRNewswire / – NewYork-Presbyterian today launched the Dalio Center for Health Justice, dedicated to understanding and improving health justice, fighting health justice, and promoting actions that lead to measurable improvements in health outcomes for all.
The Dalio Center for Health Justice is the result of one thing $ 50 million Grant from Dalio Philanthropies, its founder Ray Dalio is a New York Presbyterian Trustee and a key thinking partner behind the center. One of the centre’s priorities is reducing the health disparities that disproportionately affect color communities.
“Our goal is to contribute to equal health care and education as we believe these are the most basic building blocks for equal opportunities and a just society,” he said Ray Dalio, Founder of Dalio Philanthropies and New York Presbyterian Trustee. “We know these are insufficient and we are excited to have a great partner in New York-Presbyterian who we believe will find ways to achieve greater health equity.”
“The Dalio Center for Health Justice reflects our shared commitment to proactively address health inequalities and the systemic inequalities that create conditions for poor health,” he said Jerry I. Speyer, Chairman of the New York Presbyterian Board of Trustees. “We are grateful for that Ray Dalio for his exceptional leadership in the struggle for health justice and his support as we strive to provide the best possible care for every patient and to improve the health of all the communities we serve. “
“We live in a profound era where social, economic and health crises are converging, and we recognize that our country is realizing long-standing health inequalities based on race, socio-economic inequalities, access to health care and other complex factors, that have an impact on wellbeing. ” to be disproportionate to our communities, “said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President and CEO of New York Presbyterian. “New York-Presbyterian hopes to lead health equity and develop programs that will help resolve these issues and improve the lives of our patients and our communities.”
The Dalio Center for Health Justice will be an organizer, staff member, and grantee that brings together renowned experts from a variety of fields to drive change and health justice among members of the New York Presbyterian team, our patients and communities, and ultimately the local community support national politics. The center is led by Dr. Julia Iyaserewho brings significant medical experience and has advocated diversity and inclusion throughout her career.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed persistent health inequalities in new and alarming ways, and the importance of health justice has never been so clear,” said Dr. Julia Iyasere, Director of the Dalio Center for Health Justice in New York-Presbyterian. “We are committed to improving the health and well-being of our patients and communities through research, dialogue and education, equity in our clinical processes, investing in our communities, and advocating for national change.”
The center will promote health equity and eliminate the health inequalities of our employees, patients, and communities through research, health education, and programs that promote equity in clinical operations and enhance culturally sensitive care by New York-Presbyterian. It will focus on comprehensive analysis to better understand the social determinants of health, to build a robust and diverse database of health equity to inform the work of the center in developing community-level initiatives, advocating for change locally and nationally set up, apply for grants and create institutional equity report. It will also focus on the investigation and treatment of unconscious biases in medicine and clinical trials. The center will open a symposium on Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity to stimulate discussion across the organization, highlight research and innovation from faculties, and provide a career development forum for underrepresented minority scholars and residents, with the aim of finding concrete solutions to health inequalities .
The Dalio Center for Health Justice will serve as a central resource for health justice, health justice and community work focused on institutional alignment and achieving measurable and consistent results. To promote innovation in research and care, the center will convene local and national groups and sponsor grants.
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Dalio Philanthropies is the Dalio family’s philanthropic platform. It supports a wide and diverse range of programs, including microfinance, mental health, physical health, ocean exploration, conservation, and equal opportunities in education. For more information on Dalio Philanthropies, please visit www.daliophilanthropies.org.
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