Why Equity Matters
In a Culture of Health, everyone has the opportunity to live a healthier life, no matter who we are, where we live, or how much money we make.
Personal responsibility plays a key role in health, but the choices we make depend on the choices we have available to us. We must work together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to make healthy choices, and to achieve better health for all.
What is Health Equity?
Across the nation, gaps in health are large, persistent and increasing. Health equity means everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. It acknowledges that it’s hard to be healthy without access to good jobs, homes and schools. It requires concerted effort to increase opportunities to be healthier for everyone—especially those whose obstacles are greatest.
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