The vision of the NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved is to become the premiere, respected, innovative, and established nexus of transdisciplinary partners that contributes to the elimination of health disparities and the attainment of optimal health through the effective use of health information technology (HIT) for our populations of focus. These constitute the underserved, with an emphasis on communities of color, and those who care for them.

NHIT's purpose is to support the full engagement of the populations of focus with respect to HIT planning, adoption and utilization; education and outreach; workforce development and training; policy development and implementation; finance and sustainability; and research and evaluation.