Health Equity

2019 Public health ethics forum - ethical dilemmas in child and adolescent health - continuing education credits available

2019 Public Health Ethics Forum Continuing Education Credits Now Available

surgeon general Dr. Jerome Adams

State of Health Equity at CDC Forum Continuing Education Now Available

Healthy lives for everyone. Mission: Possible. Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Celebrating 30 years of service

OMHHE 30th Anniversary

paving the road to health equity - health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Reaching for health equity - reducing health disparities brings us closer to reaching health equity

Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities

Social Determinants of Health know what affects health

Reducing and eliminating health disparities is fundamental to reaching health equity and building a healthier nation. CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) advances health equity and women’s health issues across the nation through CDC’s science and programs. OMHHE also increases CDC’s capacity to leverage its diverse workforce and engage stakeholders to this end. OMHHE is comprised of three units including Women’s Health, Diversity and Inclusion Management, and Minority Health and Health Equity.

What is health equity?

Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

What are health disparities?

Health disparities are differences in health outcomes and their causes among groups of people. For example, African American children are more likely to die from asthma compared to non-Hispanic White children. Reducing health disparities creates better health for all Americans.

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