Health Equity Zones

Health Equity Summit

The Health Equity Summit organized by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provides individuals from all walks of life with the opportunity to come together to learn about and discuss current and emerging issues affecting health equity in our state.

Health Equity Summit goals include:

  • Promote a shared framework for advancing health equity;
  • Explore recent progress and emerging opportunities and challenges related to addressing health disparities;
  • Showcase regional, state, and local policy initiatives, systems change, and strategic practices that support the advancement of health equity; and
  • Renew a collective call to action through cross-sector collaborations, partnerships, and networking opportunities.

RIDOH has hosted three Health Equity Summits since 2015. The most recent Summit was held on September 20, 2018 in Providence.

2019 Health Equity Summit

In 2019, CityMatCH is partnering with the Rhode Island Health Equity Summit to host its annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference in Providence. The Conference will be held on September 23-25, 2019. Learn more and register.