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CDC Office of Health Equity

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CDO Office of Health EquityThe Centers for Disease Control Office of Health Equity exists to ensure health equity is embedded in an all-of-public health approach to overcoming persistent health disparities and health inequities across a range of population groups that disproportionately experience poor health outcomes.

Health equity is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Achieving this requires ongoing societal efforts to:

Address historical and contemporary injustices;
Overcome economic, social, and other obstacles to health and health care; and
Eliminate preventable health disparities.

To achieve health equity, we must change the systems and policies that have resulted in the generational injustices that give rise to racial and ethnic health disparities. Through its CORE strategy, CDC is leading this effort, both in the work we do on behalf of the nation’s health and the work we do internally as an organization.

The OHE website has multiple topics areas, including

  • Minority Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Racism and Health
  • Events and Continuing Education
  • Trainings
  • Conversations in Equity Blog

Visit the OHE website.

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