Health equity is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Achieving this requires focused and ongoing societal efforts to address historical and contemporary injustices; overcome economic, social, and other obstacles to health and healthcare; and eliminate preventable health disparities.
Health Equity Around CDC
Connecting Health Equity with Health Literacy through Message Testing
Every October, CDC joins other agencies in observing Health Literacy Month. In addition to raising awareness about the importance of accessible health information for all audiences, the Office of Health Equity invites you to learn more about the connection between health equity communication and health literacy.
CDC Works with HBCUs to Enhance Partnerships and Advance Health Equity
CDC staff members attended the 2023 National HBCU Week Conference and met with HBCU leaders and partners who are working to advance educational equity and economic opportunity. Read more about the experience in the latest Conversations in Equity blog.
Binational Health Month: Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Public Health Collaboration
CDC recognizes Binational Health Month, which is an annual celebration to promote the health of Mexican and other Latin-American migrants in the United States and Mexico, as well as their countries’ shared commitment to improving public health. Learn more in the latest Conversations in Equity blog.