HEALTH EQUITY

OFFICIALS WITHIN OUR LEGAL SYSTEM WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING FOR HEALTH EQUITY BY:

 

Working to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy by eliminating health disparities

 

Prioritizing the investment of time and budget in promoting racial equity to address social determinants of health

 

Recognizing that racism is a social determinant of health that threatens health equity objectives and brings awareness to racism as a public health crisis

 

Working to remove obstacles to health and health care such as poverty, discrimination, unemployment, and lack of housing and safe environments

 

Working to raise awareness & empower folx affected by lack of health care to participate in local, state, and federal decisions affecting their lives

Understanding the need for trauma-informed spaces for youth, adults, and older adults