Population and Public Health

HIMSS Hosts 2021 Global Health Equity Week October 25-29

An Asian woman with cancer is consulting her doctor. The two women are seated at a table together. The patient is wearing a bandana to hide her hair loss. The medical professional is showing the patient test results on a digital tablet.

Global Health Equity Week, an initiative focused on displaying the value and potential of health information and technology to transform health and support the elimination of health disparities, will take place Oct. 25-29, 2021. 


Help HIMSS lead the charge for health equity with insights, best practices and resources through virtual and in-person education, events and networking during the week. Here are six ways you can take action.

  • Lead the change with us. Join the HIMSS Global Health Equity Network to help advance diversity and inclusion to ensure health and wellness for everyone, everywhere.
  • Join our virtual march. Participate in virtual marches to urge public officials to support essential policies
  • Support workforce diversity. Contribute to the HIMSS Foundation to fund scholarships that equip diverse students for careers in health information and technology.
  • Share your health equity story on social media using #HealthEquity.
  • Learn and connect. Attend health equity webinars and networking events. Check out the schedule of events for more information.

Since 2006, U.S. National Health IT Week has brought together stakeholders in Washington, DC, and across the country to demonstrate the power of information and technology to transform health. Now, in 2021, HIMSS is pleased to use the power of this partner-driven platform to expand the effort globally by hosting Global Health Equity Week.

For the effort, HIMSS will continue to highlight the role of digital health as a bridge to patient wellness by focusing on maternal health, patient identification and safety, telehealth and public health data modernization. This year also brings an additional emphasis on broadband access, digital health literacy and digital inclusion.

Participants will experience elevated conversations about care and wellness, and everyone can take actionable steps to support healthy communities.

    Learn more about Global Health Equity Week.

    Join Us as We Reimagine Health Through Information and Technology

    At HIMSS, our vision is to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere. Be part of the community that’s transforming the global health ecosystem with courage, curiosity and determination.

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