Health Equity


Health equity is a human right. We must solve it together. Now is the time.

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Inequity Systemically Harms People of Color

The COVID-19 pandemic and glaring examples of racial injustice are casting a bright light on an old problem in America. Health inequity is systemic and widespread. It contributes to worse outcomes and higher risk for diabetes and many other diseases. And it undermines the wellbeing of our most underserved communities.


more likely that Black Americans will get diagnosed with diabetes


Every four minutes a limb is amputated due to diabetes—and most are avoidable

Inequity isn't invisible.

Inequity isn't invisible.

Inaction is not an option


Ensure diabetes research better accounts for risks facing communities of color: aim innovations to serve people of color specifically and more impactfully.


Boost access to quality care for people with diabetes and prediabetes where they live and work. Overcome socioeconomic barriers that raise risks to people of color.


Make diabetes drugs, devices, supplies, and health insurance more affordable and accessible. People of color account for over 75% of low-income Americans.


Help people with diabetes and prediabetes with their unique nutritional needs. Offer better, more culturally relevant guidance and access to food that’s good for them.


Build community to help change behavior, partner with allies, grow advocacy, and ensure people of color are central to the mission of being Connected for Life®.


Amputation Prevention Alliance

Black Americans face rates of amputations up to four times higher than non-Hispanic white Americans. Latinx communities are 50 percent more likely to have an amputation and indigenous communities face amputations rates that are two times higher than those among non-Hispanic white Americans. We have created resources to address this crisis.

doctor checking pulse of a womans foot

Health Equity Now Partners

Working to address health disparities for people with diabetes.

Health Equity Now Sponsors