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The Fitz Center's health equity programs aim to engage the University with the greater Dayton community in reciprocal relationships in order to work toward creating a healthier community. Through the student programing and think tank work, we partner to address the community's most pressing health inequalities.

The Health Equity Activation Think Tank (HEATT) is a regional collaborative formed to address health inequities in Dayton and Montgomery County. Among the most significant health inequities in our region are those experienced by Black infants, children, and mothers. Thus, addressing these health inequities and improving overall Black infant, child and maternal vitality is essential and will encompass our first three years of think tank work. HEATT will create robust multi-sector, community-driven partnerships to develop and implement practical, real-world changes.

The Health Equity Fellows Program is a three-year cohort program whose goal is to provide education, skills, and experiences for underrepresented students who now and in their future careers want to combat health inequities as a leader in their communities.