Vision, Mission, Values

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A healthy western North Carolina where all people have equitable access to and a voice in their health care as well as resources to address the social determinants of health and live healthy lives, inclusive of all races, genders, locations and socioeconomic status.  


The Health Equity Coalition collaborates with partners across WNC to ensure vital health services to all our communities, rural and urban, as it addresses the social determinants of health to advocate for transformative philanthropic investment.



We believe in racial diversity and strive to be authentically inclusive of religion, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation and expression and other expressions of our humanity.

We believe all voices should be honored and respected.

We believe in geographic diversity, including rural and urban representatives, and will operate in a way that encourages regional participation.