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
Supporting Women with Disabilities to Achieve Optimal Health
An estimated 35 million women in the U.S. report having a disability. Having a disability does not mean a person can’t be healthy. Learn more about the challenges women with disabilities experience and how you can help support disability awareness.
Gendered Racism from the Perspective of a Black woman and Black man
Gendered racism is a system consisting of structures, policies, practices, and norms—that assign value and determines opportunity based on a person’s gender and race. Learn more about gendered racism and its impact in two new Conversations in Equity blogs.
Health Equity Video Series
The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity created a series of short informative videos on the topics of health equity, social determinants of health, racism and health, and intersectionality. Watch the five-part video series to learn more about health equity and the interconnected factors that contribute to health inequities and health disparities.