Health Equity Day
About Health Equity Day: Health Equity Day, to be celebrated on April 5, is an inclusive initiative recognizing and reflecting on the need to achieve health equity in the United States. Health Equity Day is intended to raise awareness about health disparities in the US and the role that social determinants of health play in health disparities, with the goal of achieving health equity. After all, an inclusive health and social system that treats people equitably and creates conditions in which all people can achieve optimal health reflects an educated society and a strong economy.
Taking place during National Minority Health Month, Health Equity Day is intended to raise awareness about the health needs of African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, people with disabilities, residents of rural areas and other vulnerable groups, with the aim of strengthening the capacities of local communities to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illnesses through prevention, early detection and control of disease complications.
Health Disparities: By the Numbers
Take the Health Equity Pledge: You and everyone can play a role in eliminating health inequities. The first step is awareness. Take the Health Equity Pledge and tell your friends and followers on social media that you’ve taken the pledge. Use the following hashtags in your social media postings:
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