Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine
  • LGBTQ+
  • People with Disabilities
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Women


N85W16110 Appleton Ave #158Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Upequity delivers patient-centered research and novel, evidence-based programs and services that improve access to quality, affordable healthcare for underserved populations with rare and serious health conditions. Our work supports underserved and underrepresented populations living with rare and serious chronic health conditions. This includes women, people of color, LGBTQ+, the elderly, disabled, rural and those struggling with low socioeconomic status.


We believe that it takes a united effort of many to truly impact lasting change and we are committed to contributing to the collective health equity movement to ensure healthcare is accessible to all who need it.

Upequity is a registered 501c3 nonprofit that delivers patient-centered, evidence-based research and explores novel solutions to positively impact underserved communities with rare and serious chronic health conditions. Visioned in 2018, and launched in 2021, the organization was founded by three female health advocates and champions for change with decades of rare disease and public health research experience as well as direct patient and caregiver lived experiences from their own diverse personal backgrounds.

Our aim is to engage in work that supports advancing systems and policy changes, eliminating barriers, and producing tangible improvements in people’s lives.

To reach our aim, we explore and advance novel ideas, evidence-based research and incubate emerging entities in their journey to becoming nonprofit organizations. Upequity’s work is focused on underrepresented populations including women, people of color, LGBTQ+, the elderly, disabled, rural, veterans and those struggling with limited financial resources who live with rare and serious chronic health conditions.

We are also deeply committed to practicing what we believe and prioritize leadership opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds in our research, programs, projects and within the governance and operations of our organization.


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