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Access to Health

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Health equity is achieved when all people have the opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from realizing this goal because of their race, income level, gender, zip code, or other socially determined circumstance. Yet access to quality, unbiased healthcare; affordable health insurance; and the ability to live in communities that support healthy lifestyles all vary significantly by race. Black and Latino Americans are more likely to experience chronic health conditions, live in unhealthy communities and often lack means of affording quality health insurance. Strategies included in this economic mobility guide leverage our Equity Framework and prioritize changes to institutions, policies, and practices to help close persistent inequities in resources, supports, and opportunities that contribute to gaps in health outcomes. The ideas included here are not intended to be used in isolation but in tandem with other impact areas.

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