Health Equity

The difference between equity and equality is that equality is everyone get the same thing and equity is everyone get the things they deserve - DeRay Mckesson

Health Equity
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Health Equity: What We Can Learn from the World

When it comes to advancing health equity, good ideas have no borders.

Like in the United States, countries around the world are grappling with how to make sure everyone in their communities has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.

Advancing health equity is emerging as a top priority for European nations, across the Americas, and in other countries like Singapore, Australia, and South Africa.

In the United States, we can look to examples of how our global counterparts are tackling equity in a variety of areas that affect health and well-being from poverty, to structural racism and colonialism, to gender inequality, to social injustice,…

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 Health Equity: What We Can Learn from the World

Solutions from abroad can inspire action for health equity in the United States.

Health Equity Initiative

Health Equity Initiative (HEI) is a member-driven nonprofit membership organization dedicated to build a global community that engages across sectors and disciplines to advance health equity. By bringing together and enlisting the efforts of the public and private sectors, professions and communities that have both a stake and an influence on social determinants of health, HEI advocates for improving conditions and achieving equity in health for all.

Global Health Equity Network

Advancing diversity and inclusion to ensure health and wellness for everyone, everywhere.

Health Equity International

Health Equity International is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable.


CDC’s vision for global health equity is a world in which everyone can achieve the highest attainable level of health, and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or any other socially, economically, demographically, or geographically defined circumstance or physical condition

Center for Global Health Equity

Meaningful change must connect research with public policy, education and training, and local programs and healthcare systems to impact global health equity outcomes in positive ways.

University of Global Health Equity

The University of Global Health Equity stands alone in both its focus on equity and its proximity to health systems that face the very challenges that students will grapple with in the classroom.


Equity is the absence of unfair, avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically or by other dimensions of inequality (e.g. sex, gender, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation). Health is a fundamental human right. Health equity is achieved when everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being.

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