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PH 202: Public Health Assessment: Data, Determinants, and Systems


Health Equity: "Fairness and impartiality in any health-related determinant or outcome. Absence of disparities in health dimensions that can be controlled and modified. Achieving equity of access to public health and health care services regardless of socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural status remains a priority in many countries. Equity in epidemiologic risk management aims to ensure that communities near sites hazardous to health are not more exposed to such risks than are more affluent communities."

--Porta, M., & Last, J. (2018). Health equity. A Dictionary of Public Health.

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