What is Health Equity?
Health equity means that everyone has a fair opportunity to live a long, healthy life. It implies that health should not be compromised or disadvantaged because of an individual or population group’s race, ethnicity, gender, income, sexual orientation, neighborhood or other social condition. Achieving health equity requires creating fair opportunities for health and eliminating gaps in health outcomes between different social groups. It also requires that public health professionals look for solutions outside of the health care system, such as in the transportation or housing sectors, to improve the opportunities for health in communities.
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials – (ASTHO) – Health Equity
- Health Equity Guide- CDC’s – A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease
- Making Health and Health Care Equal for All – FDA- Consumer Health Information
- National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) – Health Equity and Social Justice
- Collecting the Data: First Step in Achieving Health Equity – Webinar – University of Albany – New York
- Racial Equity Tools – Resources
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services – What Works: Evidence-Based Interventions for your community
- W.K Kellogg Foundation – America Healing – Racial Equity Resource Guide
- Public Health Institute – Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Government