Sports for Health Equity
Be a champion for health equity.
Take the HEI pledge now!
While countless reports show that disadvantaged groups suffer higher rates of disease, injury and death than more privileged groups and/or the general population, only 59% of US adults are aware of the significant health disparities (differences in health outcomes and/or diseases or health conditions that are more common and/or more severe among underserved and vulnerable groups) that continue to undermine the ability of many U.S. communities to thrive and connect with economic and social opportunities. Focusing on sport as a key community-building activity that supports healthy lifestyles and brings together people from diverse backgrounds, Sports for Health Equity seeks to raise awareness of health disparities, and encourage community action and partnerships for health equity. Learn more about Sports for Health Equity by downloading the resources in this page and watching our video! Get involved and take the HEI Pledge! Still unclear? For more information on why health equity matters, please click here!
Take the pledge today to take action to reduce health disparities in your community!*
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Sports for Health Equity in the News
To date, Sports for Health Equity reached 1.4 million people via its mass media, social media and event outreach. For sample coverage and video footage, see HEI in the News section within the HEI News page on this site.