We are excited to announce that we have received the Pfizer Communities in Action for Health Equity grant, enabling us to collaborate on advancing health equity for historically disregarded communities. This grant will support our efforts in providing crucial support and technical assistance to Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs), raising awareness of their health policy needs, and addressing the healthcare disparities faced by Native people in urban areas. Through engagement with stakeholders, we aim to drive meaningful policy changes for improved health and equitable healthcare delivery. At NCUIH, our commitment to culturally competent care drives us to find sustainable solutions, and over the next year, we will continue our project in “Addressing Urban Indian Health Disparities through Policy Change.” This initiative aligns with the Pfizer Multicultural Health Equity Collective and Pfizer’s Institute of Translational Equitable Medicine, which aim to dismantle the drivers of health inequity through the Communities in Action for Health Equity grant program.
“The Communities in Action for Health Equity grants program resulted from many candid discussions with health equity leaders about how we can move forward more equitable care and actually drive systemic change,” said Niesha Foster, Vice President, Global Health and Social Impact, Pfizer. “Our partners are truly at the forefront of this work and while we know this will be a multi-year effort, we feel Pfizer can play an important role in bringing multi-disciplinary leaders together and investing in the community-led solutions they helped identify.”
To learn more about our project and partners, visit https://www.pfizer.com/news/announcements/pfizer-awards-2m-nonprofit-organizations-addressing-systemic-health-inequities.