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Ways to Achieve Health Equity

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Health equity, again, is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. 

Social determinants of health create health disparities, which in turn, create health inequity. 

Therefore, to achieve health equity, we need to work towards eliminating social determinants as a society. 

Health equity is the ethical and human rights principle motivating efforts to eliminate health disparities.

Pursuing health equity entails striving to improve everyone’s health while focusing particularly on those with worse health and fewer resources to improve their health. 

Again, equity is not the same as equality; those with the greatest needs and least resources require more–not equal–effort and resources to equalize opportunities.

So, how can we bring health equity to society?

The following are the steps to take to achieve health equity, adopted from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

As a community health worker, you will follow these steps to help resolve diverse challenges that your community faces.