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Health Equity

Accumulation of resources related to health equity and health disparities.


Welcome to the Health Equity guide. This page is an accumulation of resources related to health equity.

Health Equity is the framework where all people, regardless of socioeconomic status, are able to recieve the highest quality of health care. 

Illness affects everyone, but it does not affect everyone equally.

Health Disparities

"Despite prevention efforts, some groups of people are affected by HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB more than other groups of people. The occurrence of these diseases at greater levels among certain population groups more than among others is often referred to as a health disparity. Differences may occur by gender, race or ethnicity, education, income, disability, geographic location and sexual orientation among others. Social determinants of health like poverty, unequal access to health care, lack of education, stigma, and racism are linked to health disparities."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, September 14). Defining health disparities. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Naming and Addressing Racism

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, a physician and activist, talks about how you can name and address racism. In the video below, Dr Jones tells four allegories on the affects of racism in medicine and how to move to action. 

Resource Highlight

PubMed @ U-M (with MGet It links)

Indexes over 4,000 biomedical, nursing, dentistry and related journals, with over 27 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE and related databases.

Provides the world’s largest collection of policy documents, guidelines, think tank publications and working papers.