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Cultural Awareness & Health Equity

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and culturally responsive care

What is health equity?

Health equity means the attainment of the highest level of health for all people, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, preferred language or other factors that affect access to care and health outcomes

Investing in our own learning to understand and confront bias, understand and explore topics of diversity and learning about creative ways to create inclusive supportive work and caring environments, will help each one of us, individually, contribute to creating a better, inclusive and collaborative workplace. 

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Health and health care disparities

Differences in health and health care between groups that stem from broader inequities are know as health and health care disparities. These disparities are often viewed through the lens of race and ethnicity, but they occur across a broad range of dimensions.