Our vision: for everyone in Howard County to have the opportunity to live a long, healthy life.
What is Equity?
For the Horizon Foundation, equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live a long, healthy life – and nobody is left behind because of who they are or where they live. But research shows that some members of our community face significant barriers to good health, overall wellness and opportunity. This is particularly true for our communities of color, which experience disproportionate levels of chronic disease, deaths and disabilities.
Help us launch a new movement for equity that will break down longstanding health barriers and reduce disparities for communities of color. Attend our upcoming Equity Summit and learn more about this initiative.
500+ people attend Equity Summit
On November 10, more than 500 community members gathered at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center for the Horizon Foundation’s first Equity Summit. The Summit brought community members and leaders together to highlight health disparities and barriers, learn about tools to address those barriers and begin developing an approach to advance racial equity in Howard County. The summit featured presentations by national equity experts from the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), interactive discussions and a compelling keynote address by nationally acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates. Learn more.