Our Mission

Founded in 2006 , Equity in All Places (formerly Orleans PLACE MATTERS) is the Orleans Parish team of the National Collaborative for Health Equity. The Collaboratives for Health Equity (CHE) project formerly PLACE MATTERS focuses on understanding the power of place through community engagement in 27 jurisdictions throughout the US and building the capacity of communities and leaders using effective models of partnership, advocacy and engagement. In 2016, CHE re-branded as a national community of practice committed to policy and systems change that advances equity. Our work focuses on the development of strong multi-sector networks to share data, leverage resources, advance policy, and disseminate best practices, so every person has an opportunity to achieve optimal health.

The mission of Equity in All Places is to use the social determinants of health framework to advocate for place-based policies that create equitable, safe and healthy communities.

CHE is funded by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.