Health Equity, Racial Equity

Heart of America Annual Survey: A Call for Unity and the Power of Racial Healing

The National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) conducted a survey among 1,304 American adults to understand their experiences of disunity in our country, their visions for overcoming these divisions, and strategies for promoting racial healing.

Despite intense feelings of division, there is a strong appetite for unity. A significant majority still take pride in their American identity and two in three (67%) say they are hopeful Americans can work through differences and find lasting common ground in the future.

The path forward starts with empathy, respect, and relationship building. 8 in 10 believe promoting diversity in the workplace, so people of all difference races are working together and educating our children on the history of race and racism in America is an important first step for our nation to begin the process of racial healing – including 3 in 4 Republicans.

Americans feel our leaders are an important part of bridging divides and express a desire for transformative leadership that brings Americans together with a sense of shared purpose and encourages us to engage with each other on a personal level, deepening our understanding of the diversity of Americans’ lived experiences.

Armed with this invaluable knowledge, NCHE is committed to developing effective outreach strategies and programs that brings Americans together in unity and understanding.