About Us

The Health Equity Circle is a network of student organizations supported by the Health Equity Circle non-profit

The first HEC chapter was founded in 2009 by students and faculty/staff allies that saw health equity and the skills of community organizing as essential to their education and development and refused to wait for their university to do it for them.

HEC chapters are inter-professional student groups because we understand that health equity is a shared responsibility and that all inequities have health consequences.  Our chapters include undergrad, graduate, and professional students in the social sciences, public health, healthcare, and law.

We partner with the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation's oldest and largest community organizing network, to develop the skills of community organizing and to partner with community organizations to advance health equity.