Featured Health Link:
Alameda County Public Health Department:
Building Social and Health Equity
According to information found on a web page of the Alameda County Public Health Department's website, "Health inequities are defined as differences in health that are unnecessary, avoidable, unfair and unjust. Health inequities are related to both a history of overt discriminatory actions, as well as present-day practices and policies that perpetuate diminished opportunity and hazardous exposures for certain populations.....To address health inequities, we must tackle broader social inequalities - access to power, resources, and opportunities – all of which determine the distribution of health and disease within the population."
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"Every single one of you has something you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That's the opportunity an education can provide."
- President Barack Obama,education speech to students, September 8, 2009
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