What Is Health Equity?

There are a variety of topics that are growing in importance for employers, educators and lawmakers alike. In 2022, everyone was focusing on ESG and analyzing the impact their companies had on their communities, employees and customers. In 2023, there is a new topic that will be top of mind for the country’s biggest and most influential companies as well as Fair360, formerly DiversityInc: health equity.

What Is Health Equity?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health equity is giving everyone a fair shot at achieving their “highest level of health,” both mentally and physically.

Attaining a high level of health seems like it should be a basic human right, but we’re not there yet. Everyone is not achieving the highest level of care due to some key barriers that have to be overcome to achieve health equity for all. Some of those barriers include:

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