The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provides the following definition: “Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.”
Social Determinants of Health
Health begins in the places where we live, learn, work and play. These conditions are called the Social Determinants of Health and affect a wide range of health outcomes and risk factors.