Health Equity Circle

Health Equity Circle is an interdisciplinary group of Health Sciences students who advocate for upstream changes that affect the social determinants of health. We focus on creating community partnerships and through them, work to organize and leverage our power as students of one of the nation's top research universities.

The focus of our organization has 3 main aspects:

  1. Education – Working with our campus and in the community, we teach the effects of the social determinants of health and discuss how social equity can benefit health outcomes
  2. Advocacy – As future health professionals, we see issues in our patients caused by structural violence. We understand the power we have and utilize it to advocate for our patients and communities
  3. Leadership Development – We work within the school and community to learn how to better work with diverse groups and provide trainings to allow our peers to learn how to effectively advocate

Mission Statement

Health Equity Circle educates, organizes, and mobilizes interdisciplinary groups of students, health professionals, and community members to work upstream to shift power toward health equity and address the social determinants of health

Our Vision

We envision a world free from the threats of health injustice and inequity.

Learn More

For more information about becoming involved, send an inquiry email to uwhec@uw.edu or visit our webpage at www.healthequitycircle.org.