The Office of Health Equity (OHE) drives a systematic and strategic approach to health equity initiatives throughout VUMC by working effectively across various disciplines and entities. Specifically, OHE focuses on education, community and population health, and research

The OHE also enhances the coordination of health equity-related initiatives happening throughout VUMC. The following are some of the initiatives that OHE supports.


Health Equity Innovation Awards

The Health Equity Innovation Awards support innovative ideas and solutions to advance health equity. The awards are built upon the principle that there are assets, opportunities and innovative ideas within VUMC and in our communities that can advance health equity. Advancing health equity ensures that all people have the opportunity to achieve their optimal level of health.  To learn more about the award and the 2020 awardees, please click here.


Addressing Racial Equity at VUMC and VUSM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of Health Equity's plan for confronting racial inequities provides a guide for discussion and implementation of changes at the Medical Center. Learn more


Racial Equity Task Force Members Named

More than 30 staff, students, and faculty have been named to the recently announced Racial Equity Task Force, a key component of VUMC’s plan to address racial inequities. Learn more


Health Equity Inventory

Do you have a project focused on health equity that you would like to share? The Health Equity Inventory is one way that we coordinate health equity activities happening across VUMC.  We would love to hear about your research, quality improvement, education, training and/or other programmatic efforts.  Please click here to fill out our survey. 


Seeds of Equity 

The Seeds of Equity Training is provided for organizations that would like to learn more about health equity. The training is offered by the Health Equity Workgroup of the Mayor's Healthy Nashville Leadership Council. Click here to learn more or request a training.