Health care is a right for everyone.
Norton Healthcare established the Institute for Health Equity to address health and racial inequalities in our community.
What Is Health Equity?
Health equity means giving every person in every community the same access to care and opportunity to be as healthy as possible, no matter their race, gender or any other influence on their life.
To achieve this vision requires a dedicated, coordinated and honest approach: one that is truthful about the historically harmful effects of health care inequity. The path forward requires us to listen, learn and act, in coordination with our community. Achieving health equity is all of our responsibility and will require us to take a close look at how the conditions we face as we live, learn, work and play affect how healthy we are.