The Health Equity, Epidemiology, and Data (HEED) Unit’s vision is everyone in St. Joseph County has the resources and opportunities needed for optimal health and well-being throughout their lives. We work to assess, understand, and improve existing practices. HEED mobilizes resources to address health disparities and social factors impacting health. A person’s identity and where one is born, live, work, play, and age should not predict how long or how well one will live. Our goal is to provide evidence-based, data-driven connections between health outcomes, root causes of health, and the historical context that creates inequity.