Check-out Healthy People’s New "5 Things to Know About Health Equity" Video

Healthy People just released a new 5 Things to Know About Health Equity video! Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and social determinants of health — and to eliminate disparities in health and health care. This short video emphasizes the importance of health equity in improving national health goals and talks about ways that organizations can use Healthy People 2030 to improve health equity.

5 Things to Know About Health Equity

As Healthy People has evolved over the decades to reflect the most current science and address the latest public health priorities, it has strengthened its focus on health equity — “the attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” That’s why Healthy People 2030 has a variety of resources to help individuals, organizations, and communities committed to eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity.

Check out all of our health equity-related resources today. Along with the new video, you’ll find our definitions for “health equity” and “health disparities”, as well as our environmental scan on how health equity and health disparities are defined and communicated within the field of public health. On the Health Equity in Healthy People 2030 webpage, you can also download and use our graphic that highlights all the ways you can leverage Healthy People 2030 to advance health equity. And while you’re there, take some time to review key concepts closely tied to health equity, including health literacy, social determinants of health, and more. 

Learn more about health equity in Healthy People 2030! Together, we can move the nation toward our vision of a society where all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan.

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