Health Equity Week 2020

Join us for this Global Action Week celebrating the power of information & technology to improve access to healthcare for all communities
 
Since 2006, National Health IT Week has brought together stakeholders in Washington D.C. and across the country to demonstrate the power of information and technology to transform health. In 2020, in a pandemic and in the middle of cultural divides and inequities, HIMSS is pleased to use the power of this partner driven platform to launch Health Equity Week: a global action week focused on displaying the potential of health information and technology to transform health and minimize health disparities.
HIMSS is committed to developing intentional, lasting solutions. Last year, building upon the efforts of Women in Health IT, and the African-American and Latinx Special Interest Groups, we launched the HIMSS Global Health Equity Network to accelerate diversity and inclusion to improve healthcare access and delivery, create an inclusive workforce, decrease disparities in underrepresented groups and advocate for true health equity for all. Health Equity Week ignites the work of the Network that will be ongoing.  
 
During this year’s celebration, HIMSS and the health information and technology community will focus our daily events and activities on illustrating the power of digital health to serve as a bridge to access in the face of health disparity and during public health emergencies. Health Equity Week participants will experience new opportunities to elevate conversations about access to care and engage in actionable steps to improve health equity by addressing maternal health disparities, improved patient identification and safety, public health data modernization, and expansion of telehealth.  More details are coming soon on how you can get involved and take action. For questions, contact ghen@himss.org.  
 

U.S. National Health IT Week 2019 focused on Supporting Healthy Communities and driving transformation of our health and wellness ecosystem to promote better health outcomes and health equity. Learn more

Show Your Support

Join other healthcare stakeholders as they commit to supporting healthy communities through the power of information and technology as a U.S. National Health IT Week Partner. Complete this brief form to become a partner and show your support.

Take a Stand

Heathy communities start with access. Help bring 21st-century public health data infrastructure to underserved communities. Ask your senators and representatives to support efforts to modernize the nation's public health data systems and core infrastructure. Take Action Now!

#IHeartHIT

The power of information and technology takes many forms. #IHeartHIT Stories are personal, authentic stories from patients, family members, and care-givers. View stories for inspiration. Share your story and help make an impact.

Get Involved

There are many ways to celebrate U.S. National Health IT Week— through advocacy, case studies, initiative announcements, webinars, workshops and more. Need help planning your activities? We’ve got what you need.