Equity is... when everyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from has the opportunity to thrive. This requires eliminating barriers like poverty and repairing injustices in systems such as education, health, criminal justice and transportation.
Equity is about...
creating systems where everyone can thrive
transforming the built environment, as well as our institutions and systems
When it comes to reporting data on health disparities, data or information may have the opposite effect we hope it does; it can perpetuate negative stereotypes or victim-blaming. To avoid this, CDPHE staff developed a statement on structural inequity.
The Office of Health Equity, in partnership with community organizations and other state agencies created a social determinant of health data report that looks at the root causes of inequities across Colorado.
The Health Equity Commission advises the department through the Office of Health Equity on health equity issues, focusing on alignment, education and capacity-building for state and local health programs and community-based organizations.