CDHE Welcome BannerCreated in 2006, Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE) strives to empower children and families at risk for health inequities and improve health outcomes for all children.

We work both inside and outside Seattle Children’s and in partnership with the community to ensure our patients and all families in our region get the highest-quality care – no matter their race, ethnicity, language, literacy, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability or finances. Our work focuses on these areas:

  • Through education, resources and support, CDHE connects with people throughout Seattle Children’s and within the community to strengthen our value of equity – because everyone has a role in empowering the families we care for.

  • Interpreter Services and the Patient Navigation Program are two of the many ways we make sure Seattle Children’s empowers children and families. More resources.

  • We work closely with Community Benefit, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and many other groups within Seattle Children’s and across the region to better understand and meet families’ needs.

  • With Seattle Children’s Research Institute, we are improving opportunities for community and population health research. Our goal is to show how important child health equity is so healthcare providers, policymakers and community leaders can carry out lasting, innovative, evidence-based solutions.


We focus on building a community that is diverse and fair, where all are welcomed and valued. Our employees, like our patients and families, come from many backgrounds. We respect all the qualities that make each of us unique, and we are committed to providing excellent care to everyone we serve. Read more about our culture.

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Seattle Children’s on Health Equity

Seattle Children’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeff Sperring and CDHE Medical Director Dr. Shaquita Bell discuss how the CDHE strives to empower children and families at risk for health inequities and improve health outcomes for all children.