Health Equity

Health Equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to experience a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.

To achieve health equity, we must address the root causes of health inequity - differences in health related to unfair, unjust and avoidable conditions.



Why Health Equity?





Equity Stories


RWJ Foundation Culture of Health Videos



How can YOU promote health equity in your community?


Know the facts

about conditions that contribute to poor health outcomes, and the strategies that improve community health.  Visit


Get involved

in efforts to support educational equity in your community.


Call out prejudice

such as of racism, sexism, genderism, ageism and ableism.


Be aware of legislation

that affects your community, such as housing laws and allocation of funding.  Mobilize community members to collectively advocate for decision-making that promotes wellbeing for everyone.    





Interested in becoming a community leader?

Not sure where to start?


  Check out our COIL Program!

 COIL slideshow




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Contact us!  If you’d like to learn more about our work, contact Amy Sturgeon, Public Health Program and Policy Analyst at (530) 245-6456 or at