Health Equity

Health Equity

When all people have “the opportunity to ‘attain their full health potential’ and no one is ‘disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of their social position or other socially determined circumstance’”

Health Disparity

A type of difference in health that is closely linked with social or economic disadvantage. Health disparities negatively affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater social or economic obstacles to health. These obstacles stem from characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion such as race or ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, mental health, sexual orientation, or geographic location. Other characteristics include cognitive, sensory, or physical disability.

Full Circle of Lake County and Lake County Build a Generation  (the Full Circle-LCBAG partnership) will play a key role in the health equity advocacy field by developing the advocacy capacity of those most affected by health disparities—and helping to ensure those voices are present at the statewide health equity advocacy table. To be involved go tohttp://lcbag.org/health-equity-civic-design-team