At Healthfirst, our commitment to Health Equity means we are working tirelessly to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live a healthy life.

Healthfirst ADVANCE is rooted in the collaborative relationship between Healthfirst and its 15 founding hospital systems, local providers, and community partners. Together, we champion the health needs of NY’s marginalized populations, who have been adversely impacted by disparities in health and social determinants. As one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health insurance providers, we’re committed to building a healthier future for New Yorkers. ADVANCE encompasses the principles that guide Healthfirst’s equity goals.

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Our Members

Healthfirst has earned the trust of more than 1.7 million New Yorkers by providing them with access to affordable, top-quality healthcare. Our members are a diverse group that speaks many different languages, represents a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, and includes historically marginalized and/or disadvantaged people.


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Links to additional information on work being conducted on advancing Health Equity.