Health Equity What is Health Equity?

What is Health Equity?

Health equity ensures that everyone, regardless of where they live, can achieve their highest level of health.
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There are range of factors affecting your health

Ninety percent of what makes an individual healthy has nothing to do with being able to see a doctor. The wide variety of social and structural determinants –where people are born, live, work, and age – can promote or impede an individual’s ability to be healthy. Many residents grapple with securing safe housing, reliable employment and healthy and nutritious food.

Some key factors:

25.8% of Philadelphians live below the federal poverty line, a circumstance most widely experienced by young women with small children.

1 in 5 Philadelphian families experience food insecurity, almost double the national average.

The unemployment rate stubbornly remains over 6%, despite Philadelphia’s overall steady job growth.

P-CHE is bringing stakeholders together to address the challenges Philadelphia communities face, and will leverage health as a catalyst to create a more vibrant city. 

Together, we can create a healthier Philadelphia