The MDH vision is for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy.
(From SHIP Health Equity and Community Engagement Guide)
“Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.”
Achieving good and equitable health requires addressing factors such as:
- Systemic issues such as racism
- Social determinants of health
Read more about the state of Minnesota’s approach to health equity here.
Healthy People 2030, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion. https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/social-determinants-health