The IVI’s Health Equity Initiative is a two-year effort aimed at advancing multi-stakeholder dialogue about best practices and opportunities for meaningful change in the valuation of health care to recognize diversity, address existing health disparities, and promote equitable access to care. In order to achieve the primary goals of the initiative, IVI scientific leadership is heading a series of activities, guided by a collaborative, expert steering group and with facilitated input from a select group of invited methods and research experts. This multidisciplinary body brings expertise in health equity and disparities, clinical comparative effectiveness and patient preference research, HEOR methods, value assessment/health technology assessment, and data collection and analytics. In addition, user communities, including payers, purchasers, and employers, will be key participants. Stakeholder communities of color – especially patients, patient advocacy, and care providers will help lead the committee in this initiative.